Begin your study of the ancient Hebrew prayer, the Shema, with a closer look at the first word in the prayer, shema, meaning "listen."
The Shema is an important biblical prayer for Jewish people. This prayer summed up the greatest command for God's people.
"Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one, and as for you, you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength."
Begin your study of this ancient prayer by looking at the first word, shema, meaning "listen."