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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 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. What is the text used during the Passover seder?


Question 3. What does Amidah literally mean?


Question 4. 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 5. Tehines are special prayers for which group of people?
 Those younger than bar or bat mitzvah age
 Yeshiva students
 Orthodox Jews


Question 6. Is it permissible to reply "amen" louder than the person whose blessing you're saying "amen" to?
 Only if you are a rabbi.


Question 7. The third paragraph of Shema refers to which laws?
 Laws of wearing tzitzit
 Laws of mezuzot
 Laws of tefillin
 Laws of kashrut


Question 8. Which rabbi designated ten Psalms as having special power for healing?
 The Baal Shem Tov
 Rabbi Nahman of Braslav
 Rabbi Akiba