krias Shema


krias Shema (kree-AHS shih-MAH) listen
krishme (KRIHSH-meh) listen


  • n. "The reading of the Shema" (Glinert).

Example Sentences

  • "Before I call them, I must say Kriat Shema." (Glinert)

  • "The latest time for (morning) Kriat Shema is at 9:09 am."

  • "Say Krias Shema before you go to bed with fervor!" (source)

  • "It was the Minhag of many elder Chassidim to say Krias Shema while wearing a hat and jacket as well as a Gartel." (source)

  • "Once one has said Krias Shema & Hamapil one should not eat, drink or speak. Rather, one should promptly try to go to sleep." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • קריאת שמע kriat shema 'reading of the Shema.' Shema is the opening word of the Biblical section read.

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

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