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. On Yom Kippur, we read a long medieval poem that describes in gruesome detail the deaths of famous rabbis during ancient Roman persecutions. What is this prayer called?
Question 3. What prayer is only recited in the morning, with the exception of the night of the Passover seder?
Question 4. True or false: Some of the Psalms are included in the daily prayer liturgy.
Question 5. True or false: In the Conservative Siddur Sim Shalom, two parallel openings of the Amidah prayer appear, one with the traditional reference to the patriarchs, and another including the matriarchs as well.
Question 6. Which book of the Torah is the first line of the Shema prayer taken from?
Question 7. Following Birkot HaShahar, which biblical story appears in traditional siddurim?
The tower of Babel
The receiving of the Ten Commandments
The binding of Isaac
Question 8. 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.