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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?
 Musaf
 Viddui
 Neilah
 Yizkor

 

Question 2. Which rabbi designated ten Psalms as having special power for healing?
 The Baal Shem Tov
 Rabbi Nahman of Braslav
 Hillel
 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?
 Shaharit
 Minhah
 Maariv
 Havdalah

 

Question 5. Birkot HaShahar are blessings for what time of day?
 Morning
 Meal-time
 Afternoon
 Evening

 

Question 6. Is it permissible to reply "amen" louder than the person whose blessing you're saying "amen" to?
 Yes
 No
 Only if you are a rabbi.

 

Question 7. What does Amidah literally mean?
 Praying
 Standing
 Silence
 Blessings

 

Question 8. What is the afternoon service called?
 Hallel
 Yizkor
 Minhah
 Maariv