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. What does the word siddur mean?

Prayer Order Length Services

Qustion 2. Is it permissible to reply "amen" louder than the person whose blessing you're saying "amen" to?

Yes No Only if you are a rabbi.

Qustion 3. 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 4. 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 5. When a Torah scroll is removed from the ark, what does the congregation chant?

"Turn us to you, O Lord, and we will return. Renew our days as of old" "Hear, O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord alone" "From Zion shall come forth the Torah, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem" "Praise the Lord who is blessed!"

Qustion 6. Tehines are special prayers for which group of people?

Those younger than bar or bat mitzvah age Women Yeshiva students Orthodox Jews

Qustion 7. Which book of the Torah is the first line of the Shema prayer taken from?

Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy

Qustion 8. What is the afternoon service called?

Hallel Yizkor Minhah Maariv

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

Aleph Vav Nun Tet

Qustion 10. 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.
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