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. True or false: The issue of musical instruments in Shabbat services is controversial, with different communities embracing divergent practices.
Question 2. What is a niggun?
A wordless melody
A musical motif that is utilized in various combinations when chanting prayers
The specific tune for chanting the Torah
Selections from Psalms, sung on Friday night
Question 3. According to the Talmud, who originated the morning shaharit service?
Question 4. Which prayer, which refers to the "houses of Israel," is recited upon entering the synagogue?
Question 5. How many times is the leather strap of tefillin wrapped around one's arm?
Question 6. Which is the traditional Hebrew pronunciation of the word "amen"?
Traditional Jews do not say "amen"
Question 7. The additional prayer service for Shabbat and festivals is called: