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 the afternoon service called?
Question 2. True or false: Setting the prayer liturgy to music is a 20th-century development.
Question 3. What is the morning service called?
Question 4. In which part of the daily service includes the act of "fall on their face" "(nefilat apayim," literally "fall on one's face")?
Question 5. What is the first paragraph of the Aleinu prayer about?
A specifically Jewish obligation to praise God
Universal recognition of God by all people
Invoking collective recognition of God
Refraining from saying Godís name in vain
Question 6. 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 7. 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 8. Which of these prayers are the focus of the morning service?
Hinei Ma-tov and Aleinu
Ashrei and Adon Olam
Shema and the Amidah
Barkhu and P'sukei d'Zimrah