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The Blessings of the Shema

Discussions on Prayer, Lesson 27

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The Blessings of the Shema: Discussions on Prayer, Lesson 27

The third section of prayer consists of the Shema and its preceding and following blessings. They correspond to the third rung on the ladder of prayer—the realm of intelligence, which is higher than the previous two rungs of action and emotion.
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