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. 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 2. In which part of the daily service includes the act of "fall on their face" "(nefilat apayim," literally "fall on one's face")?
Question 3. 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
Song of Songs
The Hebrew Bible
Question 4. Which is NOT added to the musaf service on Rosh Hashanah?
Question 5. 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 6. True or false: A minyan has always referred to a gathering of exactly ten people.
Question 7. What is the first paragraph of the Aleinu prayer about?
A specifically Jewish obligation to praise God
Universal recognition of God by all people
Invoking collective recognition of God
Refraining from saying Godís name in vain
Question 8. What prayer is only recited in the morning, with the exception of the night of the Passover seder?