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. In Temple times, what was the main role of the synagogue?
To provide a place to house communal guests
To serve as a place of Jewish study and gathering
To serve as a place to keep tallit and tefillin
To provide sanctuary to people who needed a special place to talk to God
Question 2. What is the daily prayer book called?
Question 3. According to the Talmud, who originated the morning shaharit service?
Question 4. Which is the traditional Hebrew pronunciation of the word "amen"?
Traditional Jews do not say "amen"
Question 5. What can the study of Jewish prayer teach us?
Anthropology of the Jews, since prayers vary according to local customs, ethnic origins, and ideologies
History of the Jews, since prayers come from different times and places
All of these
Question 6. The additional prayer service for Shabbat and festivals is called:
Question 7. Why do Jews pray?
To reminds us of life's truths
To connect us to other realms
Because of a sense of obligation and purpose
To achieve spiritual discipline
All of these reasons