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. On Yom Kippur, we read a long medieval poem that describes in gruesome detail the deaths of famous rabbis during ancient Roman persecutions. What is this prayer called?
Question 2. What is the morning service called?
Question 3. Which of these is NOT a feature of services on Yom Kippur?
Hallel in Shaharit
The Kol Nidrei service
The recitation of the Book of Jonah
A fifth service at the end of the day called Neilah
Question 4. What does Amidah literally mean?
Question 5. Tehines are special prayers for which group of people?
Those younger than bar or bat mitzvah age
Question 6. What is unusual about the kaddish prayer?
It does not mention God's name
It is in Aramaic, not Hebrew
It does not mention death
All of the above
None of the above
Question 7. 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 8. What is the text used during the Passover seder?