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. Except on Mondays and Thursdays, Tahanun (the supplication prayer) begins with a reference to which biblical figure?

Moses King David King Solomon Joseph

Qustion 2. What is the afternoon service called?

Hallel Yizkor Minhah Maariv

Qustion 3. What prayer is only recited in the morning, with the exception of the night of the Passover seder?

Shemoneh Esrei Shema Hallel Barchu Ain Keloheinu

Qustion 4. Tehines are special prayers for which group of people?

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

Qustion 5. 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 6. True or false: Jewish law mandates that one must pray three times a day--at 10 AM, 1 PM, and 5 PM.

True False

Qustion 7. True or false: Some of the Psalms are included in the daily prayer liturgy.

True False

Qustion 8. What is the Yom Kippur service that refers to the symbolic closing of the gates of heaven?

Musaf Viddui Neilah Yizkor

Qustion 9. 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 10. What does the word siddur mean?

Prayer Order Length Services
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