Waiting for a minyan for services at the El-Ghriba Synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba, 1995. (Zion Ozeri/Jewish Lens)

Liturgy & Prayers Quiz

How much do you know about liturgy and prayers for regular days, Shabbat and holidays?

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 10
The three pilgrimage festivals, as well as Hanukkah and Rosh Chodesh, are characterized by the joyous recitation of a group of psalms called what?
Question 2 of 10
The Kaddish prayer is in what language?
Question 3 of 10
When a Torah scroll is removed from the ark, what does the congregation chant?
Question 4 of 10
In most communities, how many days in a normal, non-holiday week is the Torah read?
Question 5 of 10
Which is NOT true about Barkhu?
Question 6 of 10
In which part of the daily service includes the act of "fall on their face" "(nefilat apayim," literally "fall on one's face")?
Question 7 of 10
What is the first paragraph of the Aleinu prayer about?
Question 8 of 10
How many blessings are in the modern Shemoneh Esrei?
Question 9 of 10
Which of these is not a normal movement used during Jewish prayer?
Question 10 of 10
What prayer is only recited in the morning, with the exception of the night of the Passover seder?

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