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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 third paragraph of Shema refers to which laws?
 Laws of wearing tzitzit
 Laws of mezuzot
 Laws of tefillin
 Laws of kashrut


Question 2. Which of these is NOT a feature of services on Rosh Hashanah?
 The blowing of the Shofar
 The inclusion of liturgical poetry called piyyutim
 The recitation of the legend of Jewish martyrs
 The recitation of the prayer Avinu Malkenu


Question 3. What is the afternoon service called?


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. In most communities, how many days in a normal, non-holiday week is the Torah read?
 Every day.
 Every day, as long as there is a minyan.


Question 6. To spiritually prepare the worshipper for reciting the obligatory major prayers of the morning, the Rabbis established a series of selected passages to be read each morning. Where are these passages from?
 The Book of Genesis
 The Talmud
 Song of Songs
 The Hebrew Bible


Question 7. How many blessings are in the modern Shemoneh Esrei?


Question 8. What is the morning service called?