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. In communities without cantors, what title is given to a knowledgeable person who leads the congregation in prayer?

Sh'liach tzibbur Director of Education Rabbi President of the synagogue

Qustion 2. According to the Talmud, who originated the minhah prayers?

Abraham Isaac Jacob Moses Sarah

Qustion 3. Which prayer, which refers to the "houses of Israel," is recited upon entering the synagogue?

Shema Mah Tovu Amidah Aleinu

Qustion 4. What is the prayer leader in a synagogue called?

Rabbi Reverend Shaliah Tzibbur Prayermaster

Qustion 5. How many times a day do traditional Jews pray?

One Three Four Five Ten

Qustion 6. How many times is the leather strap of tefillin wrapped around one's arm?

Three Five Six Seven

Qustion 7. What is the daily prayer book called?

Mahzor Siddur Bentscher Shiron

Qustion 8. How many men are needed to form a traditional prayer quorum?

7 10 13 15

Qustion 9. The additional prayer service for Shabbat and festivals is called:

Minhah Mussaf Aleinu Maariv

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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