Jewish Prayer QuizJewish prayer has evolved from scattered supplications in the Bible to a vast, codified tradition today. How much do you know about Jewish prayer, synagogues, rabbis, and liturgy?
Question 1. Why do Jews pray?
To reminds us of life's truths
To connect us to other realms
Because of a sense of obligation and purpose
To achieve spiritual discipline
All of these reasons
Question 2. True or false: The first Jewish prayer books can be found in the writings of the post-talmudic sages of Babylonia (geonim) and their successors in North Africa and Europe.
Question 3. In Temple times, what was the main role of the synagogue?
To provide a place to house communal guests
To serve as a place of Jewish study and gathering
To serve as a place to keep tallit and tefillin
To provide sanctuary to people who needed a special place to talk to God
Question 4. Which sages first gave Jewish prayer its structure and basic contents?
The latter prophets
Question 5. True or false: While the “official” language of Jewish prayer is Hebrew, there are several Aramaic parts of the liturgy.
Question 6. True or false: Traditional Jewish men recite a blessing each morning for "not making me a woman."
Question 7. What does the word "rabbi" literally mean?
Question 8. How many men are needed to form a traditional prayer quorum?
Question 9. What is the Hebrew name for tefillin boxes?
Question 10. Prayer is regarded as a substitute for this action in the Holy Temple:
Talking in the back