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. 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?
Only if you are a rabbi.
Question 3. Which is NOT added to the musaf service on Rosh Hashanah?
Question 4. Following Birkot HaShahar, which biblical story appears in traditional siddurim?
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.
Question 6. Which rabbi designated ten Psalms as having special power for healing?
The Baal Shem Tov
Rabbi Nahman of Braslav
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?