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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. The three pilgrimage festivals, as well as Hanukkah and Rosh Chodesh, are characterized by the joyous recitation of a group of psalms called what?
 Yizkor
 Hallel
 Lekhah Dodi
 Neilah

 

Question 2. What does the word siddur mean?
 Prayer
 Order
 Length
 Services

 

Question 3. What letter of the Hebrew alphabet is missing from Ashrei, an acrostic psalm?
 Aleph
 Vav
 Nun
 Tet

 

Question 4. Which book of the Torah is the first line of the Shema prayer taken from?
 Genesis
 Exodus
 Leviticus
 Numbers
 Deuteronomy

 

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?
 10
 18
 19
 36
 100

 

Question 8. The third paragraph of Shema refers to which laws?
 Laws of wearing tzitzit
 Laws of mezuzot
 Laws of tefillin
 Laws of kashrut