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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. Which of these prayers are the focus of the morning service?
 Hinei Ma-tov and Aleinu
 Ashrei and Adon Olam
 Shema and the Amidah
 Barkhu and P'sukei d'Zimrah

 

Question 2. What prayer is only recited in the morning, with the exception of the night of the Passover seder?
 Shemoneh Esrei
 Shema
 Hallel
 Barchu
 Ain Keloheinu

 

Question 3. What is the name of the Reconstructionist movement's main prayerbooks for weekdays, Shabbat, and holidays?
 Siddur Sim Shalom
 Kol Haneshamah
 Metsudah Siddur
 Gates of Prayer

 

Question 4. Which is NOT added to the musaf service on Rosh Hashanah?
 Malkhuyot
 Al Chet
 Zikhronot
 Shofarot

 

Question 5. 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 6. 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 7. What is the Yom Kippur service that refers to the symbolic closing of the gates of heaven?
 Musaf
 Viddui
 Neilah
 Yizkor

 

Question 8. On Shabbat, the weekly Torah reading is divided into how many sections, or aliyot?
 Four
 Three
 Six
 Seven