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. Birkot HaShahar are blessings for what time of day?

Morning Meal-time Afternoon Evening

Qustion 2. 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 3. Tehines are special prayers for which group of people?

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

Qustion 4. 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 5. Which of these Hebrew prayer words means "world" or "eternity"?

Barukh Melekh Olam Ha-aretz

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

Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy

Qustion 7. What letter of the Hebrew alphabet is missing from Ashrei, an acrostic psalm?

Aleph Vav Nun Tet

Qustion 8. True or false: Setting the prayer liturgy to music is a 20th-century development.

Tue False

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

The Baal Shem Tov Rabbi Nahman of Braslav Hillel Rabbi Akiba

Qustion 10. 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
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