stand and recites facing Yerushalayim
(It is traditional
to close or cover the eyes when praying the SHEMA)
Kavod Malkhuto le Olam Va ed
Blessed is the
Name! The Glory of His Kingdom is Forever and Ever
And thou shalt love YHWH Eloheicha b'chol l'vavcha u'vchol nafshcha uvechol modecha.
And these devarim, which I command thee today, shall be in
And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy banim, and
shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when
thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when
thou risest up.
And thou shalt bind them for an ot upon thine hand, and they
shall be as totafos (ornament, Shemot 13:16, Shabbos 57a) between thine eyes.
And thou shalt write them upon the mezuzot of thy house, and on
And it shall come to pass, if ye shall give heed diligently unto
My mitzvot which I command you today, to love YHWH Eloheikhem,
and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul,
That I will give you the rain of your land in His due season,
the yoreh (early rain) and the malkosh (latter rain, spring rain),
that thou mayest gather in thy dagan (grain), and thy tirosh (new wine),
and thine yitzhar (fresh oil).
And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou
mayest eat and be full.
Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and
ye turn aside, and serve Elohim acherim, and worship them;
And then YHWH's wrath be kindled against you, and he shut
up the Shomayim, that there be no rain, and that ha'aretz yield
not her fruit; and lest ye perish meherah (quickly) from off
ha'aretz hatovah which YHWH giveth you.
Therefore shall ye lay up these My devarim in your heart and in
your nefesh, and bind them for an ot upon your hand, that they
may be as totafos (ornament, Shemot 13:16, Shabbos 57a)
between your eyes.
And ye shall teach them your banim, speaking of them when
thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way,
when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
And thou shalt write them upon the mezuzot of thine house,
and upon thy she'arim:
That your yamim may be multiplied, and the yamim of your
banim, in ha'adamah which YHWH sware unto Avoteichem
to give them, as the yamim of Shomayim upon ha'aretz
(i.e. as long as the heavens are above the earth).
For if ye shall be shomer diligently over all these mitzvot which I
command you, to do them, to love YHWH Eloheikhem, to walk in
all His ways, and to cleave unto Him;