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. According to the Talmud, who originated the morning shaharit service?
Question 2. Which of these are Hebrew terms for musical phrases and notes?
A & B
A & C
Question 3. 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 4. True or false: No Jewish denominations permit women to become rabbis.
Question 5. Which of these tasks is often NOT performed by modern rabbis?
Teaching religious texts
Supervising the countless activities of the synagogue and its congregants
Training children in preparation for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs by teaching them to read Torah and Haftarah
Representing Jews and Judaism in the non-Jewish community
Question 6. Prayer is regarded as a substitute for this action in the Holy Temple:
Talking in the back
Question 7. 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