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Liturgy & Prayers Quiz

From 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. What is the text used during the Passover seder?
 Machzor
 Siddur
 Humash
 Haggadah

 

Question 3. What does Amidah literally mean?
 Praying
 Standing
 Silence
 Blessings

 

Question 4. To spiritually prepare the worshipper for reciting the obligatory major prayers of the morning, the Rabbis established a series of selected passages to be read each morning. Where are these passages from?
 The Book of Genesis
 The Talmud
 Song of Songs
 The Hebrew Bible

 

Question 5. Tehines are special prayers for which group of people?
 Those younger than bar or bat mitzvah age
 Women
 Yeshiva students
 Orthodox Jews

 

Question 6. Is it permissible to reply "amen" louder than the person whose blessing you're saying "amen" to?
 Yes
 No
 Only if you are a rabbi.

 

Question 7. The third paragraph of Shema refers to which laws?
 Laws of wearing tzitzit
 Laws of mezuzot
 Laws of tefillin
 Laws of kashrut

 

Question 8. Which rabbi designated ten Psalms as having special power for healing?
 The Baal Shem Tov
 Rabbi Nahman of Braslav
 Hillel
 Rabbi Akiba