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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 rabbi designated ten Psalms as having special power for healing?
 The Baal Shem Tov
 Rabbi Nahman of Braslav
 Hillel
 Rabbi Akiba

 

Question 2. What letter of the Hebrew alphabet is missing from Ashrei, an acrostic psalm?
 Aleph
 Vav
 Nun
 Tet

 

Question 3. What is the text used during the Passover seder?
 Machzor
 Siddur
 Humash
 Haggadah

 

Question 4. Which of these is not a normal movement used during Jewish prayer?
 Taking three steps back, then three steps forward
 Bending the knees and bowing
 Folding the hands together, pointed upwards
 Swaying from side to side

 

Question 5. The Kaddish prayer is in what language?
 Arabic
 Hebrew
 Yiddish
 Ladino
 Aramaic

 

Question 6. Which of these is NOT a feature of services on Yom Kippur?
 Hallel in Shaharit
 The Kol Nidrei service
 The recitation of the Book of Jonah
 A fifth service at the end of the day called Neilah

 

Question 7. Which book of the Torah is the first line of the Shema prayer taken from?
 Genesis
 Exodus
 Leviticus
 Numbers
 Deuteronomy

 

Question 8. Which of these Hebrew prayer words means "world" or "eternity"?
 Barukh
 Melekh
 Olam
 Ha-aretz