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. 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 2. Tehines are special prayers for which group of people?

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

Qustion 3. 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

Qustion 4. What letter of the Hebrew alphabet is missing from Ashrei, an acrostic psalm?

Aleph Vav Nun Tet

Qustion 5. The Kaddish prayer is in what language?

Arabic Hebrew Yiddish Ladino Aramaic

Qustion 6. True or false: Some of the Psalms are included in the daily prayer liturgy.

True False

Qustion 7. The three pilgrimage festivals, as well as Hanukkah and Rosh Chodesh, are characterized by the joyous recitation of a group of psalms called what?

Yizkor Hallel Lekhah Dodi Neilah

Qustion 8. What does Amidah literally mean?

Praying Standing Silence Blessings

Qustion 9. 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 10. What is the first paragraph of the Aleinu prayer about?

A specifically Jewish obligation to praise God Universal recognition of God by all people Invoking collective recognition of God Refraining from saying God’s name in vain
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