The Shema: Spirituality and Law in...

The Shema has been described as the "central watchword" of Jewish faith. The book represents an extensive commentary on the words of the Shema, drawing upon the wide range of traditional sources and the author's own reflections.

To the memory of my beloved mother- in- law Tillie H. Mehler ( 1896– 1979), a person of the highest moral standards, unusual personal charity, and genuine “ fear of Heaven.” When a stroke robbed her of the ability to speak, she still would recite the Hebrew blessings, and especially the passage of Shema Yisrael.

The Shema: Spirituality and Law in Judaism


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Front MatterTITLE PAGE—The Shema : Spirituality and Law in Judaism as exemplified in the Shema, the most important passage in the TorahOther Books by Norman LammCOPYRIGHT PAGEDEDICATION PAGEDONORS PAGECONTENTSPREFACEACKNOWLEDGEMENTS PAGEA NOTE ON TRANSLATIONS AND TRANSLITERATIONSThe Shema : Text of the DeclarationPART I : The First VersePART II : The Second VersePART III : VersesAPPENDIX A Halakhic Analysis of the ShemaNature of the CommandmentWhat Is Included in the ShemaThe Requirement of KavvanahRecitation and BeliefNOTESAppendixINDEX
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