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What is the deeper meaning of the shema prayer? Does it mean that there is just one G-d, or just One anything?

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G-d is One

The 'Shema' Prayer

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G-d is One: The 'Shema' Prayer

What is the deeper meaning of the shema prayer? Does it mean that there is just one G-d, or just One anything?
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Bill May 12, 2016

When does the you dance between singular and plural, therby morphing into "Our G_d"? Reply

Shais Taub Milwaukee, WI April 19, 2009

Yours or Ours You are right. In the first verse of Sh'ma, it says that HaShem is OUR G-d. I don't remember saying "your" G-d, but if I did, perhaps I was thinking in context of the verses of the "v'ahavta" which follow the Sh'ma and which speak in the second person singular (You should love YOUR G-d with all YOUR heart, YOUR soul, YOUR might.) Reply

Anonymous via chabadulstercounty.org April 18, 2009

YOUR GOD or OUR GOD? Rabbi Tau,
You translated the Shema as, Hear oh Israel the Lord is ‘YOUR’ God the Lord is one. I thought it was ‘OUR’ God.
Please clarify.
Thank you. Reply

Chani Benjaminson, chabad.org February 10, 2009

blessings Welcome Bob and may you continue to grow your connection to G-d in good health.

Firstly, Chabad.org has a wonderful blessing wizard.

Click here for the blessings for before and after the Torah reading.

At this link you can find select transliterated and translated prayers.

Finally, learning Hebrew is not hard, you may want to connect with the Chabad center in your city to set up a study session. Reply

bob wittenberg boynton beach, Fl February 9, 2009

recorings of Blessings Shema, Mournere Kaddish I have come back to Judaism after a lapse of 45 years, because of Chabad. I do not read Hebrew and would like to say my prayers in Hebrew including above and others such as prayer before and after reading of the Torah. Is there a site on Chabad.org like recording of Blessing of Bread? Please direct me to it Thanks Reply

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