Liturgy & Prayers Quiz


From the morning Shema to the evening Shema, prayer provides structure for the Jewish day. How much do you know about liturgy and prayers for regular days, Shabbat, and holidays?

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Qustion 1. To spiritually prepare the worshipper for reciting the obligatory major prayers of the morning, the Rabbis established a series of selected passages to be read each morning. Where are these passages from?

The Book of Genesis The Talmud Song of Songs The Hebrew Bible

Qustion 2. Following Birkot HaShahar, which biblical story appears in traditional siddurim?

Noah’s ark The tower of Babel The receiving of the Ten Commandments The binding of Isaac

Qustion 3. On Yom Kippur, we read a long medieval poem that describes in gruesome detail the deaths of famous rabbis during ancient Roman persecutions. What is this prayer called?

Avodah Shaharit Kaparot Martyrology

Qustion 4. What does the word siddur mean?

Prayer Order Length Services

Qustion 5. True or false: Some of the Psalms are included in the daily prayer liturgy.

True False

Qustion 6. Which is NOT true about Barkhu?

It is the ceremonial call to worship by the prayer leader at the formal beginning of services It is included in the afternoon service, even though the Shema is not recited It recognizes that God is the source of all blessings It is recited while standing and only in the presence of a minyan

Qustion 7. Which of these is not a normal movement used during Jewish prayer?

Taking three steps back, then three steps forward Bending the knees and bowing Folding the hands together, pointed upwards Swaying from side to side

Qustion 8. What does Amidah literally mean?

Praying Standing Silence Blessings

Qustion 9. The Kaddish prayer is in what language?

Arabic Hebrew Yiddish Ladino Aramaic

Qustion 10. The third paragraph of Shema refers to which laws?

Laws of wearing tzitzit Laws of mezuzot Laws of tefillin Laws of kashrut
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