Shema Yisrael … Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God, the Lord is One
This is one of the most powerful, mystical verses in the entire Torah. And it’s in this week’s Torah reading.
This is the first prayer Jewish children learn. Words we are commanded to say in the morning when we get up, words we are commanded to say when we lie down at night, words that are often the last words on a dying Jew’s lips. We’ll be reciting them in a little while as part of our evening service.