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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. 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 2. 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 3. Which is NOT added to the musaf service on Rosh Hashanah?
 Malkhuyot
 Al Chet
 Zikhronot
 Shofarot

 

Question 4. Following Birkot HaShahar, which biblical story appears in traditional siddurim?
 Noah’s ark
 The tower of Babel
 The receiving of the Ten Commandments
 The binding of Isaac

 

Question 5. True or false: Setting the prayer liturgy to music is a 20th-century development.
 Tue
 False

 

Question 6. Which rabbi designated ten Psalms as having special power for healing?
 The Baal Shem Tov
 Rabbi Nahman of Braslav
 Hillel
 Rabbi Akiba

 

Question 7. 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 8. The Kaddish prayer is in what language?
 Arabic
 Hebrew
 Yiddish
 Ladino
 Aramaic