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. What is the name of the Reconstructionist movement's main prayerbooks for weekdays, Shabbat, and holidays?

Siddur Sim Shalom Kol Haneshamah Metsudah Siddur Gates of Prayer

Qustion 2. Which of these Hebrew prayer words means "world" or "eternity"?

Barukh Melekh Olam Ha-aretz

Qustion 3. 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 4. What does Amidah literally mean?

Praying Standing Silence Blessings

Qustion 5. True or false: A minyan has always referred to a gathering of exactly ten people.

True False

Qustion 6. In which part of the daily service includes the act of "fall on their face" "(nefilat apayim," literally "fall on one's face")?

Amidah Tahanun Aleinu Kedushah Ashrei

Qustion 7. Which of these is NOT a feature of services on Yom Kippur?

Hallel in Shaharit The Kol Nidrei service The recitation of the Book of Jonah A fifth service at the end of the day called Neilah

Qustion 8. True or false: Setting the prayer liturgy to music is a 20th-century development.

Tue False

Qustion 9. What is the afternoon service called?

Hallel Yizkor Minhah Maariv

Qustion 10. The Kaddish prayer is in what language?

Arabic Hebrew Yiddish Ladino Aramaic
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