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. When a Torah scroll is removed from the ark, what does the congregation chant?

"Turn us to you, O Lord, and we will return. Renew our days as of old" "Hear, O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord alone" "From Zion shall come forth the Torah, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem" "Praise the Lord who is blessed!"

Qustion 2. Which of these is NOT a feature of services on Yom Kippur?

Hallel in Shaharit The Kol Nidrei service The recitation of the Book of Jonah A fifth service at the end of the day called Neilah

Qustion 3. What does the word siddur mean?

Prayer Order Length Services

Qustion 4. 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 5. In most communities, how many days in a normal, non-holiday week is the Torah read?

One. Three. Four. Every day. Every day, as long as there is a minyan.

Qustion 6. What is the afternoon service called?

Hallel Yizkor Minhah Maariv

Qustion 7. 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 8. To spiritually prepare the worshipper for reciting the obligatory major prayers of the morning, the Rabbis established a series of selected passages to be read each morning. Where are these passages from?

The Book of Genesis The Talmud Song of Songs The Hebrew Bible

Qustion 9. On Shabbat, the weekly Torah reading is divided into how many sections, or aliyot?

Four Three Six Seven

Qustion 10. 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
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