In Jewish life, Shema is not exactly a typical prayer. It's a recitation of 3 paragraphs from the Torah: Deuteronomy 6:4–9, 11:13–21, and Numbers 15:37–41. What stands behind these sentences, however, communicates an entire set of deeply held spiritual beliefs, practices, and theological ideas. Want to understand why this prayer is recited daily and more than once per day? Click PLAY and begin to learn.

This Part 1 focuses primarily on Deuteronomy 6:4-9. The videos presented here are almost 3 hours long, so the teaching was broken up into shorter segments.

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