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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?
 None
 One
 10
 More than 20

 

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

 

Question 3. The additional prayer service for Shabbat and festivals is called:
 Minhah
 Mussaf
 Aleinu
 Maariv

 

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

 

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

 

Question 6. What is the Hebrew name for tefillin boxes?
 Shaddai
 Batim
 Tzitzit
 Shema

 

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

 

Question 8. According to the Talmud, who originated the minhah prayers?
 Abraham
 Isaac
 Jacob
 Moses
 Sarah

 

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

 

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