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Liturgy & Prayers Quiz

From 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. Birkot HaShahar are blessings for what time of day?
 Morning
 Meal-time
 Afternoon
 Evening

 

Question 2. When a Torah scroll is removed from the ark, what does the congregation chant?
 "Turn us to you, O Lord, and we will return. Renew our days as of old"
 "Hear, O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord alone"
 "From Zion shall come forth the Torah, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem"
 "Praise the Lord who is blessed!"

 

Question 3. Which of these Hebrew prayer words means "world" or "eternity"?
 Barukh
 Melekh
 Olam
 Ha-aretz

 

Question 4. In which part of the daily service includes the act of "fall on their face" "(nefilat apayim," literally "fall on one's face")?
 Amidah
 Tahanun
 Aleinu
 Kedushah
 Ashrei

 

Question 5. The third paragraph of Shema refers to which laws?
 Laws of wearing tzitzit
 Laws of mezuzot
 Laws of tefillin
 Laws of kashrut

 

Question 6. True or false: Jewish law mandates that one must pray three times a day--at 10 AM, 1 PM, and 5 PM.
 True
 False

 

Question 7. The three pilgrimage festivals, as well as Hanukkah and Rosh Chodesh, are characterized by the joyous recitation of a group of psalms called what?
 Yizkor
 Hallel
 Lekhah Dodi
 Neilah

 

Question 8. How many blessings are in the modern Shemoneh Esrei?
 10
 18
 19
 36
 100