→ A Reubenite, ancestor of Bela. (1 Chronicles 5:8) (B.C. before 1090.) → Son of Elpaal. (1 Chronicles 8:13) Probably the same as Shimhi. (B.C. after 1450.) → One of those who stood at Ezra's right hand when he read the law to the people. (Nehemiah 8:4) (B.C. 458.) → (Joshua 15:26) See: Sheba
Shema Yisrael (or Sh'ma Yisrael; ; "Hear, [O] Israel") are the first two words of a section of the Torah, and is the title (sometimes shortened to simply Shema) of a prayer that serves as a centerpiece of the morning and evening Jewish prayer services. The first verse encapsulates the monotheistic essence of Judaism: "Hear, O Israel: the our God, the is one" , found in , sometimes alternatively translated as "The is our God, the alone." Observant Jews consider the Shema to be the most important part of the prayer service in Judaism, and its twice-daily recitation as a mitzvah (religious commandment). It is traditional for Jews to say the Shema as their last words, and for parents to teach their children to say it before they go to sleep at night.
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English to English translation of Shema
The term Shema indicates both a confession of faith and a prayer. The confession of faith is essentially Deuteronomy 6:4, "Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your might." The confession actually implies the meaning of the entire prayer, which consists of Deuteronomy 6:4-9, 11:13-21, and Numbers 15:37-41. This prayer is said several times daily as part of the fixed prayers and it also is contained within a mezuzah.