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. The Kaddish prayer is in what language?

Arabic Hebrew Yiddish Ladino Aramaic

Qustion 2. 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 3. True or false: A minyan has always referred to a gathering of exactly ten people.

True False

Qustion 4. 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 5. 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 6. Which book of the Torah is the first line of the Shema prayer taken from?

Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy

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

True False

Qustion 8. Which of these Hebrew prayer words means "world" or "eternity"?

Barukh Melekh Olam Ha-aretz

Qustion 9. What is unusual about the kaddish prayer?

It does not mention God's name It is in Aramaic, not Hebrew It does not mention death All of the above None of the above

Qustion 10. 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.
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