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 letter of the Hebrew alphabet is missing from Ashrei, an acrostic psalm?

Aleph Vav Nun Tet

Qustion 2. 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 3. True or false: Setting the prayer liturgy to music is a 20th-century development.

Tue False

Qustion 4. Following Birkot HaShahar, which biblical story appears in traditional siddurim?

Noah’s ark The tower of Babel The receiving of the Ten Commandments The binding of Isaac

Qustion 5. How many blessings are in the modern Shemoneh Esrei?

10 18 19 36 100

Qustion 6. What is the morning service called?

Shaharit Minhah Maariv Havdalah

Qustion 7. 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 8. Which of these is NOT a feature of services on Rosh Hashanah?

The blowing of the Shofar The inclusion of liturgical poetry called piyyutim The recitation of the legend of Jewish martyrs The recitation of the prayer Avinu Malkenu

Qustion 9. 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 10. Which is NOT true about Barkhu?

It is the ceremonial call to worship by the prayer leader at the formal beginning of services It is included in the afternoon service, even though the Shema is not recited It recognizes that God is the source of all blessings It is recited while standing and only in the presence of a minyan
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