Deuteronomy 6:4 "Hear O Israel, the L-rd is our G‑d, the L-rd is One"

Many light fixtures illuminate our homes. Each bulb provides us with light and can be switched on and off at our convenience.

If the bulb is removed from its socket - it will not light up.

Where does the power come from?

Behind the walls are wires which lead to a central electrical cabinet.

This cabinet is connected to the electrical generator which supplies power to the entire city.

This generator sends electrical current through the wires to the whole city. Every room in your house draws its power from that one generator.

Life and growth is all around us. The sun shines, plants grow, people breathe, water flows and the wind blows. Each has its own way of functioning, yet they all draw power and energy from one source.

This source is HaShem.

This Positive Mitzvah commands us to believe that HaShem is the One and only power - the One and only G‑d.