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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"?


Question 2. The Kaddish prayer is in what language?


Question 3. Is it permissible to reply "amen" louder than the person whose blessing you're saying "amen" to?
 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
 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?


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


Question 8. What does Amidah literally mean?