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 Amidah literally mean?

Praying Standing Silence Blessings

Qustion 2. 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 3. The third paragraph of Shema refers to which laws?

Laws of wearing tzitzit Laws of mezuzot Laws of tefillin Laws of kashrut

Qustion 4. 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 5. What does the word siddur mean?

Prayer Order Length Services

Qustion 6. Which of these prayers are the focus of the morning service?

Hinei Ma-tov and Aleinu Ashrei and Adon Olam Shema and the Amidah Barkhu and P'sukei d'Zimrah

Qustion 7. 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 8. 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 9. Which book of the Torah is the first line of the Shema prayer taken from?

Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy

Qustion 10. What letter of the Hebrew alphabet is missing from Ashrei, an acrostic psalm?

Aleph Vav Nun Tet
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