“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. And these words which I command you this day shall be upon your heart; and you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”
The Shema is the great prayer of the Jews. It is written upon the doorposts of Jewish homes and recited countless times by Jewish lips. It is the prayer of the Bible to the Jewish mind.
We would do well to learn from the Je . . .