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. Traditionally, Jews say which prayer when they wake up?
Question 2. When a Torah scroll is removed from the ark, what does the congregation chant?
"Turn us to you, O Lord, and we will return. Renew our days as of old"
"Hear, O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord alone"
"From Zion shall come forth the Torah, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem"
"Praise the Lord who is blessed!"
Question 3. Which of these prayers are the focus of the morning service?
Hinei Ma-tov and Aleinu
Ashrei and Adon Olam
Shema and the Amidah
Barkhu and P'sukei d'Zimrah
Question 4. In most communities, how many days in a normal, non-holiday week is the Torah read?
Every day, as long as there is a minyan.
Question 5. What prayer is only recited in the morning, with the exception of the night of the Passover seder?
Question 6. What is the morning service called?
Question 7. Except on Mondays and Thursdays, Tahanun (the supplication prayer) begins with a reference to which biblical figure?
Question 8. In which part of the daily service includes the act of "fall on their face" "(nefilat apayim," literally "fall on one's face")?