How to Say the Shema

This prayer is the quintessential Jewish declaration of faith.

The Shema is the quintessential Jewish declaration of faith in God. It’s traditionally recited with the hands covering the eyes.

 

Rabbi Mikey Stein teaches Judaic studies at the Abraham Joshua Heschel High School in New York City.

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