Category: Blog, News and Events Post Date: March 3, 2021

What is the Shema? Intro to the Most Important Jewish Prayer

The Shema is the most important prayer in Judaism and is recited often multiple times a day, reaffirming the Jewish people to Judaism. Learn the meaning behind the most important Jewish prayer in this video featuring Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann, the rabbi and founder of Mishhkan Chicago.

This video was created at the Chicago Rabbinic Writers Lab, a program where 10 rabbis wrote Introduction to Tefillah videos in chevruta as a group. This series breaks down and explains major Jewish prayers so you can feel more knowledgeable and comfortable while attending a Jewish service.

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