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 is the leather strap of tefillin wrapped around one's arm?
Question 2. What three themes did Franz Rosenzweig, a 20th century German-Jewish thinker and teacher, identify in Jewish scripture, prayer, and festivals?
Faith, love for God, and Creation
Creation, Revelation, and Redemption
Confession, Redemption, and Renewal
The Ten Commandments, kashrut, and love of Torah
Question 3. Why did regular communal Jewish prayer begin in post-Temple times?
To substitute for the daily offerings at the Temple
Because the priests felt that the Jewish people were becoming distant and sinful
Because people felt that sacrificing animals was cruel and unnecessary
To give people a way to mourn the loss of the Temple
Question 4. How many men are needed to form a traditional prayer quorum?
Question 5. True or false: The issue of musical instruments in Shabbat services is controversial, with different communities embracing divergent practices.
Question 6. How many parts does the Priestly Blessing have?
Question 7. What is the prayer leader in a synagogue called?