Thursday, December 30, 2010

Understanding the Shema


The mitzvah of reciting the Shema includes more than mouthing the words; the words should be understood. The minimum is for a person to understand the first line and think about those words while saying them.

In addition, throughout the three paragraphs of Shema one must remember that he is reciting this to fulfill the mitzvah of saying Shema.

(Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 60:5; Mishneh Berurah 60:11)

Have a great day,

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