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.

First Edition. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage or retrieval system, except for brief passages in connection with a critical review, without permission in writing from the publisher: The Jewish Publication Society, 1930 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103- 4599. Composition by VARDA Graphics, Inc. Design by Serge Lyubomudrov Manufactured in the United States of America 02 01 00 99 98 5 4 3 2 1 Library of Congress Cataloging- in- Publication Data Lamm, Norman. The Shema: spirituality and law in Judaism as exemplified in the Shema, the most important passage in the Torah / Norman Lamm. p. cm. Includes index. ISBN 0- 8276- 0655- 9 1. Shema. 2. Judaism— Liturgy. I. Title. BB670. S45L36 1998  Hebr 296.4 5— dc21 98- 40891 CIP Copyright © 2002 by Varda Books Copyright © 1998 by Norman Lamm Electronic version of this book is based on printed book, which had been assigned New ISBN 1- 59045- 045- 0 Reader PDF edition

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Front MatterTITLE PAGEThe 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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