Shema Info

What Is the Origin of the Second Line in the Shema Prayer?
What is the source for it? Why do we add it to one of the most fundamental Jewish prayers, and why do we say it quietly?
Bedtime Shema
All’s Well That Ends Well
We all know that how we slept at night determines a lot of how we perform the next day. That’s one good reason to get into the “Bedtime Shema” routine . . .
Laws of Reciting the Shema (Part II)
When one recites the Shema, he should do so tremulously, with concentration, reverence and awe, as people are wont to do when reading a new communication issued by the king.
Laws of Reciting the Shema (Part I)
Our sages tell us that the creation of the entire world is considered a worthwhile endeavor just for the acceptance of the yoke of Heaven that we enact during the daily recital of Shema.
10 Facts Every Jew Should Know About the Shema Prayer
The Shema prayer is not simply the Jewish declaration of faith that G‑d exists. It is an affirmation that G‑d is the only true existence.
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