Traditional Commentaries on the Shema
Commentaries on the three paragraphs of the Shema read Jewish concepts both out of and into the text.
Words to the Shema and Its Blessings
Text in English for the Shema and the three blessings that accompany it.
Deuteronomy 6:4–The Shema
While the Shema has been seen as a declaration of absolute monotheism, it has other meanings in its biblical and liturgical contexts.
The Blessings Around the Shema
The structure of these three blessings reflects the historical progress from creation to revelation to redemption.
Shema as a Love Story
The three paragraphs of the Shema can be interpreted allegorically by connecting each of the three paragraphs to a different stage of a growing, loving relationship.