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. How many men are needed to form a traditional prayer quorum?
Question 2. What is the name of a large rectangular shawl with strings tied in a particular pattern in each of the four corners?
Question 3. The additional prayer service for Shabbat and festivals is called:
Question 4. Which of these are Hebrew terms for musical phrases and notes?
A & B
A & C
Question 5. Which is the correct ending for the blessing for washing one’s hands?
She'natan mi-kvodo l'vasar va-dam
Al netilat yadayim
Question 6. Which is NOT a traditional feature of synagogue design?
A lectern for the leader of the service
A "Holy Ark" in which Torah scrolls are kept
Seating arranged facing Jerusalem
An organ on the bimah to accompany the hazzan
Question 7. True or false: According to traditional halakhah, women are exempt from the obligation to wear a tallit.
Question 8. What is the daily prayer book called?
Question 9. How many times a day do traditional Jews pray?
Question 10. True or false: The issue of musical instruments in Shabbat services is controversial, with different communities embracing divergent practices.