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. What does the word siddur mean?

Prayer Order Length Services

Qustion 2. What is Viddui?

Repeated confession of sins A symbolic reenactment of the ancient priestly ritual for Yom Kippur The memorial service The last of the five Yom Kippur services

Qustion 3. 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 4. True or false: Some of the Psalms are included in the daily prayer liturgy.

True False

Qustion 5. 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 6. Which of these Hebrew prayer words means "world" or "eternity"?

Barukh Melekh Olam Ha-aretz

Qustion 7. True or false: Setting the prayer liturgy to music is a 20th-century development.

Tue False

Qustion 8. On Shabbat, the weekly Torah reading is divided into how many sections, or aliyot?

Four Three Six Seven

Qustion 9. Birkot HaShahar are blessings for what time of day?

Morning Meal-time Afternoon Evening

Qustion 10. 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
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