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 the name of a large rectangular shawl with strings tied in a particular pattern in each of the four corners?
Question 3. Prayer is regarded as a substitute for this action in the Holy Temple:
Talking in the back
Question 4. Which prayer, which refers to the "houses of Israel," is recited upon entering the synagogue?
Question 5. What does the word "rabbi" literally mean?
Question 6. The additional prayer service for Shabbat and festivals is called:
Question 7. How many men are needed to form a traditional prayer quorum?
Question 8. There is a Jewish tradition to say how many blessings, or brakhot, a day?
At least one.
Question 9. True or false: The first Jewish prayer books can be found in the writings of the post-talmudic sages of Babylonia (geonim) and their successors in North Africa and Europe.
Question 10. How many times a day do traditional Jews pray?