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


Question 2. What letter of the Hebrew alphabet is missing from Ashrei, an acrostic psalm?


Question 3. What is the text used during the Passover seder?


Question 4. Which of these is not a normal movement used during Jewish prayer?
 Taking three steps back, then three steps forward
 Bending the knees and bowing
 Folding the hands together, pointed upwards
 Swaying from side to side


Question 5. The Kaddish prayer is in what language?


Question 6. Which of these is NOT a feature of services on Yom Kippur?
 Hallel in Shaharit
 The Kol Nidrei service
 The recitation of the Book of Jonah
 A fifth service at the end of the day called Neilah


Question 7. Which book of the Torah is the first line of the Shema prayer taken from?


Question 8. Which of these Hebrew prayer words means "world" or "eternity"?