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.

Guardian of Israel, Guard the remnant of Israel, And let not Israel perish, Who proclaim, “ Hear O Israel.” — The Daily Prayer Book

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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