Liturgy & Prayers QuizFrom the morning Shema to the evening Shema, prayer provides structure for the Jewish day. How much do you know about liturgy and prayers for regular days, Shabbat, and holidays?
Question 1. What prayer is only recited in the morning, with the exception of the night of the Passover seder?
Question 2. The third paragraph of Shema refers to which laws?
Laws of wearing tzitzit
Laws of mezuzot
Laws of tefillin
Laws of kashrut
Question 3. Except on Mondays and Thursdays, Tahanun (the supplication prayer) begins with a reference to which biblical figure?
Question 4. Following Birkot HaShahar, which biblical story appears in traditional siddurim?
The tower of Babel
The receiving of the Ten Commandments
The binding of Isaac
Question 5. Birkot HaShahar are blessings for what time of day?
Question 6. True or false: In the Conservative Siddur Sim Shalom, two parallel openings of the Amidah prayer appear, one with the traditional reference to the patriarchs, and another including the matriarchs as well.
Question 7. Which of these Hebrew prayer words means "world" or "eternity"?
Question 8. Which of these prayers are the focus of the morning service?
Hinei Ma-tov and Aleinu
Ashrei and Adon Olam
Shema and the Amidah
Barkhu and P'sukei d'Zimrah