Definition of Shema in English:


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Pronunciation: /ʃɛˈmɑː
A Hebrew text consisting of three passages from the Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 6:4, 11:13-21; Numbers 15:37-41) and beginning ‘Hear O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord’. It forms an important part of Jewish evening and morning prayer and is used as a Jewish confession of faith.


Hebrew, literally 'hear', the first word of Deut. 6:4.

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Pronunciation: ˌhɪpnə(ʊ)ˈpɒmpɪk
relating to the state immediately preceding waking up