Shema' Yisrael Hashem Elokeinu Echad
Hear, O Yisrael: Hashem is our G-d, Hashem, the One and Only.

Baruch shem kevod malchuto le-olam va'ed
Blessed is the Name of His glorious Kingdom for all eternity.

V'ahavta et Hashem Elokeinu bechol levavcha uv'chol nafshcha uv'chol me-odecha
You shall love Hashem, your G-d, with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your resources.

Vehayu had'varim ha-eleh asher anochi metzavcha hayom al levavecha
Let these matters that I command you today be upon your heart.

Veshinantam levanecha, vedibarta bam beshivtecha beveitecha uvlechtecha vaderech uv'shachbecha uvkumecha
Teach them thoroughly to your children and speak of them while you sit in your home, while you walk on the way, when you retire and when you arise.

Ukshartam le-ot al yadecha vehayu letotafot bein eynecha
Bind them as a sign upon your arm and let them be tefillin between your eyes.

Uchtavtam al mezuzot beitecha u-vish-arecha
And write them on the doorposts of your house and upon your gates.

Vehayah im-shamo-a tishm'u el mitzvotai asher anochi metza-veh etchem hayom le-ahavah et Hashem Elokeichem ul-avdo b'chol-levavchem uvchol nafshechem
And it will come to pass that if you continually hearken to My commandments that I command you today, to love Hashem, your G-d, and to serve Him, with all your heart and with all your soul -

Venatati metar artzechem be-ito yoreh u-malkosh ve-asafta deganecha vesiroshcha veyitzharecha
then I will provide rain for your land in its proper time, the early and late rains, that you may gather in your grain, your wine, and your oil.

Venatati esev besadecha livhemtecha ve-achalta vesava-ta
I will provide grass in your field for your cattle and you will eat and be satisfied.

A declaration of faith, "Hear, O Yisrael (Shema' Yisrael) Hashem is our G-d, Hashem is One," read twice every day, in the morning at Shacharit and in the evening at Arvit. Three sections constitute the Shema': Devarim 6:4-9 (Shema', etc.), Devarim 11:13-21 (Vahayah, etc.), and BaMidbar 15:37-41 (Vayomer, etc.).


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