13 Av 5783 – 31 July 2023
“Hear O Israel, Hashem is our G-d, Hashem is One!”
This is a profound verse, and there may be other ways to parse the words. One possibility suggested by Rabbi Norman Lamm in his brilliant book on the Shema is:
Hear O Israel Hashem our G-d: Hashem is One!
Meaning: Always be attentive to (the ‘voice’) of Hashem…(Because) Hashem is One…There is nothing else. Everything expresses His reality. He is always speaking to us – so listen up!
By Rabbi Michael Skobac
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