Jewish Prayer QuizJewish prayer has evolved from scattered supplications in the Bible to a vast, codified tradition today. How much do you know about Jewish prayer, synagogues, rabbis, and liturgy?
Question 1. How many times a day do traditional Jews pray?
Question 2. What is a hazzan?
The spiritual leader of a synagogue
The educational director
All of the above
None of the above
Question 3. Which sages first gave Jewish prayer its structure and basic contents?
The latter prophets
Question 4. How many times is the leather strap of tefillin wrapped around one's arm?
Question 5. What is the daily prayer book called?
Question 6. 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 7. What is NOT part of the traditional liturgy arranged by the Tannaim?
The twice-daily recitation of the Shema
"The Prayer" of 18 blessings, also known as the Amidah
The recitation every morning of Modeh Ani
Public Torah reading