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 normal movement used during Jewish prayer?

Taking three steps back, then three steps forward Bending the knees and bowing Folding the hands together, pointed upwards Swaying from side to side

Qustion 2. 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 3. What is the name of the Reconstructionist movement's main prayerbooks for weekdays, Shabbat, and holidays?

Siddur Sim Shalom Kol Haneshamah Metsudah Siddur Gates of Prayer

Qustion 4. What prayer is only recited in the morning, with the exception of the night of the Passover seder?

Shemoneh Esrei Shema Hallel Barchu Ain Keloheinu

Qustion 5. On Shabbat, the weekly Torah reading is divided into how many sections, or aliyot?

Four Three Six Seven

Qustion 6. True or false: Some of the Psalms are included in the daily prayer liturgy.

True False

Qustion 7. 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 8. What is the Yom Kippur service that refers to the symbolic closing of the gates of heaven?

Musaf Viddui Neilah Yizkor

Qustion 9. 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 10. Which rabbi designated ten Psalms as having special power for healing?

The Baal Shem Tov Rabbi Nahman of Braslav Hillel Rabbi Akiba
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