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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. What is the daily prayer book called?


Question 2. Which prayer, which refers to the "houses of Israel," is recited upon entering the synagogue?
 Mah Tovu


Question 3. How many blessings are in the contemporary Shemoneh Esrei?
 One hundred


Question 4. True or false: No Jewish denominations permit women to become rabbis.


Question 5. In communities without cantors, what title is given to a knowledgeable person who leads the congregation in prayer?
 Sh'liach tzibbur
 Director of Education
 President of the synagogue


Question 6. True or false: The issue of musical instruments in Shabbat services is controversial, with different communities embracing divergent practices.


Question 7. Which of these is not a garment worn for Jewish prayer?