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. Which sages first gave Jewish prayer its structure and basic contents?
The latter prophets
Question 2. How many times is the word "amen" found in the Hebrew Bible?
More than 20
Question 3. True or false: Traditional Jewish men recite a blessing each morning for "not making me a woman."
Question 4. According to the Talmud, who originated the morning shaharit service?
Question 5. 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 6. Which major prayer is focused on feminine imagery, specifically barren women becoming mothers?
Question 7. 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