שמע ישראל, יהוה אלהינו יהוה אחד
Hear, O Israel, the L-RD is our G-D, the L-RD is One
Shema Yisrael (Hear, O Israel; שמע ישראל) are the first two words of a section of the Torah that is the centrepiece of the morning and evening prayer services, encapsulating the monotheistic essence of Judaism.
We recite this statement of faith twice daily (morning and evening) by biblical commandment. In addition, we recite it just before retiring for the night, as well as in the Kedushah service on Shabbat.
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