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Positive Commandment 10

Positive Commandment 10

Reciting the "Shema"

Deuteronomy 6:7 "And you shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you travel on the road, and when you lie down and when you rise up"

HaShem commanded us to recite the Shema twice every day, in the morning and the evening.

When our Sages arranged the content of the Siddur, they included the Shema in the morning and evening prayers.

The Hebrew word Shema - gives us a hint about our three daily prayers.

The first letter Shin stands for Shacharit - the morning prayers.

The second letter Mem stands for Minchah -, the afternoon prayers.

The third letter Ayin stands for Arvit (Maariv) - the evening prayers.

Malka Touger is a world-renowned teacher and lecturer. She has authored and co-authored several best-selling books and produced a number of educational videos in both English and Hebrew. She lives in Har Nof, Jerusalem, with her husband, Rabbi Eliyahu Touger, and their children.
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