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 first paragraph of the Aleinu prayer about?
A specifically Jewish obligation to praise God
Universal recognition of God by all people
Invoking collective recognition of God
Refraining from saying Godís name in vain
Question 3. Tehines are special prayers for which group of people?
Those younger than bar or bat mitzvah age
Question 4. True or false: Jewish law mandates that one must pray three times a day--at 10 AM, 1 PM, and 5 PM.
Question 5. What is the morning service called?
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 is not a normal movement used during Jewish prayer?
Taking three steps back, then three steps forward
Bending the knees and bowing
Folding the hands together, pointed upwards
Swaying from side to side
Question 8. Except on Mondays and Thursdays, Tahanun (the supplication prayer) begins with a reference to which biblical figure?