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. Which is the correct ending for the blessing for washing one’s hands?
She'natan mi-kvodo l'vasar va-dam
Al netilat yadayim
Question 2. How many times is the leather strap of tefillin wrapped around one's arm?
Question 3. Which prayer, which refers to the "houses of Israel," is recited upon entering the synagogue?
Question 4. Which of these is not a garment worn for Jewish prayer?
Question 5. There is a Jewish tradition to say how many blessings, or brakhot, a day?
At least one.
Question 6. 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 7. What is the Yiddish name for the head coverings worn by men (and some women) during prayer services?