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. Which is NOT true about Barkhu?
It is the ceremonial call to worship by the prayer leader at the formal beginning of services
It is included in the afternoon service, even though the Shema is not recited
It recognizes that God is the source of all blessings
It is recited while standing and only in the presence of a minyan
Question 2. 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 3. What is Viddui?
Repeated confession of sins
A symbolic reenactment of the ancient priestly ritual for Yom Kippur
The memorial service
The last of the five Yom Kippur services
Question 4. In most communities, how many days in a normal, non-holiday week is the Torah read?
Every day, as long as there is a minyan.
Question 5. What does Amidah literally mean?
Question 6. What prayer is only recited in the morning, with the exception of the night of the Passover seder?
Question 7. Is it permissible to reply "amen" louder than the person whose blessing you're saying "amen" to?
Only if you are a rabbi.
Question 8. True or false: A minyan has always referred to a gathering of exactly ten people.