n. "The reading of the Shema" (Glinert).
"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)
"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.
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
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- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
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