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. Tehines are special prayers for which group of people?

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

Qustion 2. True or false: Setting the prayer liturgy to music is a 20th-century development.

Tue False

Qustion 3. 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 4. 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 5. What is the Yom Kippur service that refers to the symbolic closing of the gates of heaven?

Musaf Viddui Neilah Yizkor

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: Jewish law mandates that one must pray three times a day--at 10 AM, 1 PM, and 5 PM.

True False

Qustion 8. Which is NOT added to the musaf service on Rosh Hashanah?

Malkhuyot Al Chet Zikhronot Shofarot

Qustion 9. Which of these Hebrew prayer words means "world" or "eternity"?

Barukh Melekh Olam Ha-aretz

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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