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

Sacrificial offerings Pilgrimage Confession Tzedakah Talking in the back

Qustion 2. What is a hazzan?

The spiritual leader of a synagogue The cantor The educational director All of the above None of the above

Qustion 3. Which major prayer is focused on feminine imagery, specifically barren women becoming mothers?

Shema Hallel Mah Tovu Amidah Mizmor Letodah

Qustion 4. Which is the correct ending for the blessing for washing one’s hands?

Dayan ha'emet She'natan mi-kvodo l'vasar va-dam Al netilat yadayim Hatov v'ha'meitiv

Qustion 5. What does the word "rabbi" literally mean?

Listener My teacher Leader Clergy

Qustion 6. The additional prayer service for Shabbat and festivals is called:

Minhah Mussaf Aleinu Maariv

Qustion 7. According to the Talmud, who originated the minhah prayers?

Abraham Isaac Jacob Moses Sarah

Qustion 8. True or false: The issue of musical instruments in Shabbat services is controversial, with different communities embracing divergent practices.

True False

Qustion 9. True or false: The first Jewish prayer books can be found in the writings of the post-talmudic sages of Babylonia (geonim) and their successors in North Africa and Europe.

True False

Qustion 10. True or false: While the “official” language of Jewish prayer is Hebrew, there are several Aramaic parts of the liturgy.

True False
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