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Shema

[shuh-mah, shmah]
noun Judaism.
a liturgical prayer, prominent in Jewish history and tradition, that is recited daily at the morning and evening services and expresses the Jewish people's ardent faith in and love of God.

Origin:
< Hebrew shəmaʿ listen!

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Shema (ʃəˈmɑː)
 
n
1.  the central statement of Jewish belief, the sentence "Hear, O Israel: the Lord is your God; the Lord is One" (Deuteronomy 6:4)
2.  the section of the liturgy consisting of this and related biblical passages, Deuteronomy 6:4--9 and 11:13--21 and Numbers 15:37--41, recited in the morning and evening prayers and on retiring at night
 
[Hebrew, literally: hear]

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rumour. (1.) A Reubenite (1 Chr. 5:8). (2.) A Benjamite (1 Chr. 8:13). (3.) One who stood by Ezra when he read the law (Neh. 8:4). (4.) A town in the south of Judah (Josh. 15:26); the same as Sheba (ver. 5).

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