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 the text used during the Passover seder?
Question 2. True or false: A minyan has always referred to a gathering of exactly ten people.
Question 3. The third paragraph of Shema refers to which laws?
Laws of wearing tzitzit
Laws of mezuzot
Laws of tefillin
Laws of kashrut
Question 4. What prayer is only recited in the morning, with the exception of the night of the Passover seder?
Question 5. 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 6. Which book of the Torah is the first line of the Shema prayer taken from?
Question 7. 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 8. 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