Shema Jewelry and Shema Israel Judaica
"Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One"
At Jewish Gift Place, we carry a gorgeous line of Shema Jewelry and Shema Israel Judaica that is a beautiful reminder of this important Jewish prayer. Whether it is a Shema necklace or a mezuzah for your doorpost, you will know that the Shema is close to your home, heart and mind with our lovely line of Shema Israel Judaica.
In the Torah, Moses gives The Shema to his people in his last words to them. In the book of Deuteronomy 6:4-9, God dictates that the Shema Israel be contained in the mezuzah that we affix to our doorposts. God also dictates that the Shema be worn close to the head and heart.
These words are the first verse of the Jewish prayer known as the Shema Israel (also known as the Shema Yisrael, Shema Yisroel, Sh’ma Yisrael, Shema and Sh’ma) and are a declaration of faith and a pledge of allegiance to God. Twice daily, recitation of the Shema Israel is a mitzvah for the Jewish people -- it is said upon rising in the morning and going to sleep at night. The Shema Israel is the first prayer taught to Jewish children and it is the last prayer that a Jew says when dying. It is a prayer of praise to God and it is a prayer of beseechment, as well. The Shema is recited in preparation for the reading of the Torah on the Sabbath and Jewish holidays.