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. Which of these is NOT a feature of services on Rosh Hashanah?

The blowing of the Shofar The inclusion of liturgical poetry called piyyutim The recitation of the legend of Jewish martyrs The recitation of the prayer Avinu Malkenu

Qustion 2. Which rabbi designated ten Psalms as having special power for healing?

The Baal Shem Tov Rabbi Nahman of Braslav Hillel Rabbi Akiba

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. What is the afternoon service called?

Hallel Yizkor Minhah Maariv

Qustion 5. Tehines are special prayers for which group of people?

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

Qustion 6. 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 7. Except on Mondays and Thursdays, Tahanun (the supplication prayer) begins with a reference to which biblical figure?

Moses King David King Solomon Joseph

Qustion 8. True or false: A minyan has always referred to a gathering of exactly ten people.

True False

Qustion 9. 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 10. True or false: Some of the Psalms are included in the daily prayer liturgy.

True False
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