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Torah Talk for Parashat Va’etchanan

August 2, 2017 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Moshe stresses to the Bnei Yisrael the importance of keeping Hashem’s commandments when they enter the land of Israel; Moshe repeats the Aseret HaDibrot (Ten Commandments) and utters the Shema and V’ahavta passages.

The Shema is central to Jewish belief and Jewish prayer. It is recited during Shacharit (the morning service) and Ma’ariv (the evening service) in addition to being recited upon retiring to bed for the night. In very few words, the Shema passage manages to convey a wealth of meaning. Read more >