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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 of these Hebrew prayer words means "world" or "eternity"?
 Barukh
 Melekh
 Olam
 Ha-aretz

 

Question 2. The Kaddish prayer is in what language?
 Arabic
 Hebrew
 Yiddish
 Ladino
 Aramaic

 

Question 3. Is it permissible to reply "amen" louder than the person whose blessing you're saying "amen" to?
 Yes
 No
 Only if you are a rabbi.

 

Question 4. What prayer is only recited in the morning, with the exception of the night of the Passover seder?
 Shemoneh Esrei
 Shema
 Hallel
 Barchu
 Ain Keloheinu

 

Question 5. What is Viddui?
 Repeated confession of sins
 A symbolic reenactment of the ancient priestly ritual for Yom Kippur
 The memorial service
 The last of the five Yom Kippur services

 

Question 6. Which book of the Torah is the first line of the Shema prayer taken from?
 Genesis
 Exodus
 Leviticus
 Numbers
 Deuteronomy

 

Question 7. What letter of the Hebrew alphabet is missing from Ashrei, an acrostic psalm?
 Aleph
 Vav
 Nun
 Tet

 

Question 8. What does Amidah literally mean?
 Praying
 Standing
 Silence
 Blessings