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. Prayer is regarded as a substitute for this action in the Holy Temple:
Talking in the back
Question 2. True or false: The issue of musical instruments in Shabbat services is controversial, with different communities embracing divergent practices.
Question 3. True or false: No Jewish denominations permit women to become rabbis.
Question 4. What is NOT part of the traditional liturgy arranged by the Tannaim?
The twice-daily recitation of the Shema
"The Prayer" of 18 blessings, also known as the Amidah
The recitation every morning of Modeh Ani
Public Torah reading
Question 5. True or false: Traditional Jewish men recite a blessing each morning for "not making me a woman."
Question 6. How many times a day do traditional Jews pray?
Question 7. In Temple times, what was the main role of the synagogue?
To provide a place to house communal guests
To serve as a place of Jewish study and gathering
To serve as a place to keep tallit and tefillin
To provide sanctuary to people who needed a special place to talk to God