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 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 2. What is the afternoon service called?
Question 3. The prayer in the morning service called Barukh She'amar lists how many different attributes of God?
Question 4. Except on Mondays and Thursdays, Tahanun (the supplication prayer) begins with a reference to which biblical figure?
Question 5. What is the name of the Reconstructionist movement's main prayerbooks for weekdays, Shabbat, and holidays?
Siddur Sim Shalom
Gates of Prayer
Question 6. Which book of the Torah is the first line of the Shema prayer taken from?
Question 7. 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 8. Following Birkot HaShahar, which biblical story appears in traditional siddurim?
The tower of Babel
The receiving of the Ten Commandments
The binding of Isaac