n. Prayer recited in most services as well as at bedtime, and when death is imminent; one of the most important and well-known prayers in Judaism.
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
שמע ישראל 'Hear O Israel'
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
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- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Who Uses This
See also krias Shema.
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