Jewish Prayer Quiz


Jewish prayer has evolved from scattered supplications in the Bible to a vast, codified tradition today. How much do you know about Jewish prayer, synagogues, rabbis, and liturgy?

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Qustion 1. What does the word "rabbi" literally mean?

Listener My teacher Leader Clergy

Qustion 2. Which of these tasks is often NOT performed by modern rabbis?

Teaching religious texts Supervising the countless activities of the synagogue and its congregants Training children in preparation for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs by teaching them to read Torah and Haftarah Representing Jews and Judaism in the non-Jewish community

Qustion 3. True or false: No Jewish denominations permit women to become rabbis.

True False

Qustion 4. What is the Hebrew name for tefillin boxes?

Shaddai Batim Tzitzit Shema

Qustion 5. True or false: While the “official” language of Jewish prayer is Hebrew, there are several Aramaic parts of the liturgy.

True False

Qustion 6. According to the Talmud, who originated the morning shaharit service?

Abraham Sarah Isaac Jacob Moses

Qustion 7. Prayer is regarded as a substitute for this action in the Holy Temple:

Sacrificial offerings Pilgrimage Confession Tzedakah Talking in the back

Qustion 8. True or false: According to traditional halakhah, women are exempt from the obligation to wear a tallit.

True False

Qustion 9. How many men are needed to form a traditional prayer quorum?

7 10 13 15

Qustion 10. Which is NOT a traditional feature of synagogue design?

A lectern for the leader of the service A "Holy Ark" in which Torah scrolls are kept Seating arranged facing Jerusalem An organ on the bimah to accompany the hazzan
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