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. 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?
Question 3. What is the name of the Reconstructionist movement's main prayerbooks for weekdays, Shabbat, and holidays?
Siddur Sim Shalom
Gates of Prayer
Question 4. Which is NOT added to the musaf service on Rosh Hashanah?
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?
Question 8. On Shabbat, the weekly Torah reading is divided into how many sections, or aliyot?