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Jewish Prayer Quiz

Jewish 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. How many times is the word "amen" found in the Hebrew Bible?
 More than 20


Question 2. How many blessings are in the contemporary Shemoneh Esrei?
 One hundred


Question 3. The additional prayer service for Shabbat and festivals is called:


Question 4. What is the prayer leader in a synagogue called?
 Shaliah Tzibbur


Question 5. What is the Yiddish name for the head coverings worn by men (and some women) during prayer services?


Question 6. What is the Hebrew name for tefillin boxes?


Question 7. Which major prayer is focused on feminine imagery, specifically barren women becoming mothers?
 Mah Tovu
 Mizmor Letodah


Question 8. According to the Talmud, who originated the minhah prayers?


Question 9. How many times is the leather strap of tefillin wrapped around one's arm?


Question 10. True or false: According to traditional halakhah, women are exempt from the obligation to wear a tallit.