Jewish Prayer Quiz

How much do you know about Jewish prayer, synagogues, rabbis, and liturgy?

Jewish prayer has evolved from scattered supplications in the Bible to a vast, codified tradition today.

Question 1 of 10
In communities without cantors, what title is given to a knowledgeable person who leads the congregation in prayer?
Question 2 of 10
How many blessings are in the contemporary Shemoneh Esrei?
Question 3 of 10
True or false: The first Jewish prayer books can be found in the writings of the post-talmudic sages of Babylonia (geonim) and their successors in North Africa and Europe.
Question 4 of 10
True or false: The issue of musical instruments in Shabbat services is controversial, with different communities embracing divergent practices.
Question 5 of 10
What is the Hebrew name for tefillin boxes?
Question 6 of 10
Why do Jews pray?
Question 7 of 10
True or false: No Jewish denominations permit women to become rabbis.
Question 8 of 10
True or false: According to traditional halakhah, women are exempt from the obligation to wear a tallit.
Question 9 of 10
Prayer is regarded as a substitute for this action in the Holy Temple:
Question 10 of 10
Which of these are Hebrew terms for musical phrases and notes?

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