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. True or false: In the Conservative Siddur Sim Shalom, two parallel openings of the Amidah prayer appear, one with the traditional reference to the patriarchs, and another including the matriarchs as well.

True False

Qustion 2. Which rabbi designated ten Psalms as having special power for healing?

The Baal Shem Tov Rabbi Nahman of Braslav Hillel Rabbi Akiba

Qustion 3. 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 4. What does Amidah literally mean?

Praying Standing Silence Blessings

Qustion 5. Which is NOT added to the musaf service on Rosh Hashanah?

Malkhuyot Al Chet Zikhronot Shofarot

Qustion 6. 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 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. What does the word siddur mean?

Prayer Order Length Services

Qustion 9. 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 10. True or false: Setting the prayer liturgy to music is a 20th-century development.

Tue False
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