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. What does the word siddur mean?
Question 3. What letter of the Hebrew alphabet is missing from Ashrei, an acrostic psalm?
Question 4. Which book of the Torah is the first line of the Shema prayer taken from?
Question 5. 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 6. 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 7. How many blessings are in the modern Shemoneh Esrei?
Question 8. The third paragraph of Shema refers to which laws?
Laws of wearing tzitzit
Laws of mezuzot
Laws of tefillin
Laws of kashrut