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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?
 Mahzor
 Siddur
 Bentscher
 Shiron

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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
 Rabbi
 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.
 True
 False

 

Question 7. Which of these is not a garment worn for Jewish prayer?
 Kippah
 Tallit
 Tefillin
 Gartel
 Mezuzah