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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. What is the Yom Kippur service that refers to the symbolic closing of the gates of heaven?


Question 2. Which rabbi designated ten Psalms as having special power for healing?
 The Baal Shem Tov
 Rabbi Nahman of Braslav
 Rabbi Akiba


Question 3. 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 4. What is the morning service called?


Question 5. Birkot HaShahar are blessings for what time of day?


Question 6. Is it permissible to reply "amen" louder than the person whose blessing you're saying "amen" to?
 Only if you are a rabbi.


Question 7. What does Amidah literally mean?


Question 8. What is the afternoon service called?