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. What is unusual about the kaddish prayer?
It does not mention God's name
It is in Aramaic, not Hebrew
It does not mention death
All of the above
None of the above
Question 2. In most communities, how many days in a normal, non-holiday week is the Torah read?
Every day, as long as there is a minyan.
Question 3. Which rabbi designated ten Psalms as having special power for healing?
The Baal Shem Tov
Rabbi Nahman of Braslav
Question 4. What is the afternoon service called?
Question 5. The three pilgrimage festivals, as well as Hanukkah and Rosh Chodesh, are characterized by the joyous recitation of a group of psalms called what?
Question 6. What does Amidah literally mean?
Question 7. Birkot HaShahar are blessings for what time of day?
Question 8. Following Birkot HaShahar, which biblical story appears in traditional siddurim?
The tower of Babel
The receiving of the Ten Commandments
The binding of Isaac