|LC control no.||n 83157972
|Uniform title heading||Shema
Jews. Liturgy and ritual. Shemaʻ
Siddur. Shemaʻ Yiśraʼel
Sh'ma (Confession of faith)
|Form of work||Creeds
|Special note||Non-Latin script references not evaluated.
Conventionally known also as Shemaʻ Yiśraʼel.
|Found in||Encyc. Judaica, 1971 (Shema; a prayer recited twice daily)
The universal Jewish encyc., c1939-c1943: v. 3, p. 401 (The Shema has served as the confession of Jewish faith; one of the few direct professions (of faith) in the original Jewish Prayer Book)
The new standard Jewish encyc., 1992 (Shema Yisrael (Heb. "Hear O Israel": Deut. 6:4): Judaism's confession of faith, proclaiming the absolute unity of God; summary of the creed of Judaism)
Wikipedia, Sept. 8, 2008 (Shema Yisrael. Shema Yisrael (or Sh'ma Yisroel or just Shema) (Hebrew: שמע ישראל; "Hear, [O] Israel") are the first two words of a section of the Torah (Hebrew Bible) that is used as a centerpiece of all morning and evening Jewish prayer services and closely echoes the monotheistic message of Judaism. It is considered the most important prayer in Judaism, and its twice-daily recitation is a mitzvah (religious commandment))
JewishEncyclopedia.com WWW site, Sept. 8, 2008 (Shema'. Initial word of the verse, or chapter, recited as the confession of the Jewish faith. Originally, the Shema' consisted only of the one verse, Deut. vi. 4 (see Suk. 42a; Ber. 13b); the regular Shema' in the liturgy, however, consists of three portions: Deut. vi. 4-9, xi. 13-21, and Num. xv. 37-41)
Il figlio dell'ascolto, c2012: t.p. (Shemaʻ Yisraʼel)
The Bedtime Sh'ma, 2007: page 40 (the Sh'ma)
Judaism 101 website, December 11, 2019: Shema (The Shema is one of only two prayers that are specifically commanded in Torah; It is the oldest fixed daily prayer in Judaism, recited morning and night since ancient times. It consists of three biblical passages, two of which specifically say to speak of these things "when you lie down and when you rise up." This commandment is fulfilled by including the Shema in the liturgy for Ma'ariv (evening services) and Shacharit (morning services). Traditional prayerbooks also include a Bedtime Shema, a series of passages including the Shema to be read at home before going to bed at night)