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The Secret Shema of Yom Kippur

Letters and numbers of the festivals—Yom Kippur

The Secret Shema of Yom Kippur: Letters and numbers of the festivals—Yom Kippur

In our prayers, the verse “Shema Yisrael” is followed by a verse that appears nowhere in the Torah. What is its origin? Why do we whisper it all year long, and why do we say it out loud on Yom Kippur?
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