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?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. Traditionally, Jews say which prayer when they wake up?

Modeh Ani Adon Olam Yigdal Barkhu

Qustion 2. 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 3. Which book of the Torah is the first line of the Shema prayer taken from?

Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy

Qustion 4. What is the Yom Kippur service that refers to the symbolic closing of the gates of heaven?

Musaf Viddui Neilah Yizkor

Qustion 5. In most communities, how many days in a normal, non-holiday week is the Torah read?

One. Three. Four. Every day. Every day, as long as there is a minyan.

Qustion 6. What does the word siddur mean?

Prayer Order Length Services

Qustion 7. Which of these Hebrew prayer words means "world" or "eternity"?

Barukh Melekh Olam Ha-aretz

Qustion 8. True or false: A minyan has always referred to a gathering of exactly ten people.

True False

Qustion 9. What letter of the Hebrew alphabet is missing from Ashrei, an acrostic psalm?

Aleph Vav Nun Tet

Qustion 10. True or false: In the Conservative Siddur Sim Shalom, two parallel openings of the Amidah prayer appear, one with the traditional reference to the patriarchs, and another including the matriarchs as well.

True False
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