Follow Shema Yisrael Podcasts to never miss another show. What is G-d's Fourth Temple? What does the construction of Moses' Tabernacle and that of the First Second Temples in Jerusalem teach us about how to come into His presence? Elder Judith Benhamou answers these questions and more in this teaching given on December 1, 2018.
Shema Yisrael (or Sh'ma Yisrael; Hebrew: שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל; "Hear, Israel") is a prayer. It is also the first two words of a section of the Torah, and is the title (better known as The Shema) of a prayer that serves as a centerpiece of the morning and evening Jewish prayer services.
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It serves to remind us that we are not necessarily the free agents in life that we often think that we are. Shema Yisrael inhibits our thoughts and behavior even if just for the moment. It focuses our hearts and minds on the good and noble that lies within each one to achieve and accomplish
Shema Yisrael, Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai Echad. I've got some questions. Do you know the King of the Jews, The promised Messiah, the Holy One who you must choose To gain eternal life and forgiveness from all of your sin? This King is named Jesus; He once died, but He rose again. Shema Yisrael, Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai Echad.
Shema Yisrael – "Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One" – is perhaps the most famous of all Jewish sayings. The Shema is a declaration of faith, a pledge of allegiance to One God. It is said upon arising in the morning and upon going to sleep at night. His sons reassured him immediately and cried out, "Shema Yisrael. The Torah records Moses including the Shema in his farewell address to the Jewish people. We recite Shema when preparing to read the Torah on Sabbaths and festivals.
The term "Shema" is used by extension to refer to the whole part of the daily prayers that commences with Shema Yisrael and comprises Deuteronomy 6:4–9, 11:13-21, and Numbers 15:37–41. These sections of the Torah are read in the weekly Torah portions Va'etchanan, Eikev, and Shlach, respectively.