Liturgy & Prayers QuizFrom the morning Shema to the evening Shema, prayer provides structure for the Jewish day. How much do you know about liturgy and prayers for regular days, Shabbat, and holidays?
Question 1. What is unusual about the kaddish prayer?
It does not mention God's name
It is in Aramaic, not Hebrew
It does not mention death
All of the above
None of the above
Question 2. The three pilgrimage festivals, as well as Hanukkah and Rosh Chodesh, are characterized by the joyous recitation of a group of psalms called what?
Question 3. True or false: Setting the prayer liturgy to music is a 20th-century development.
Question 4. Which rabbi designated ten Psalms as having special power for healing?
The Baal Shem Tov
Rabbi Nahman of Braslav
Question 5. Which of these is NOT a feature of services on Rosh Hashanah?
The blowing of the Shofar
The inclusion of liturgical poetry called piyyutim
The recitation of the legend of Jewish martyrs
The recitation of the prayer Avinu Malkenu
Question 6. Following Birkot HaShahar, which biblical story appears in traditional siddurim?
The tower of Babel
The receiving of the Ten Commandments
The binding of Isaac
Question 7. Which of these is NOT a feature of services on Yom Kippur?
Hallel in Shaharit
The Kol Nidrei service
The recitation of the Book of Jonah
A fifth service at the end of the day called Neilah
Question 8. Which is NOT true about Barkhu?
It is the ceremonial call to worship by the prayer leader at the formal beginning of services
It is included in the afternoon service, even though the Shema is not recited
It recognizes that God is the source of all blessings
It is recited while standing and only in the presence of a minyan