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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. What is the afternoon service called?


Question 2. True or false: A minyan has always referred to a gathering of exactly ten people.


Question 3. 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 4. True or false: Some of the Psalms are included in the daily prayer liturgy.


Question 5. Tehines are special prayers for which group of people?
 Those younger than bar or bat mitzvah age
 Yeshiva students
 Orthodox Jews


Question 6. What does the word siddur mean?


Question 7. In which part of the daily service includes the act of "fall on their face" "(nefilat apayim," literally "fall on one's face")?


Question 8. On Shabbat, the weekly Torah reading is divided into how many sections, or aliyot?