Atkins, Passover Haggadah

19 v 18 the sentence reads you shall not take

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Unformatted text preview: will happen if we obey His Commandments and what may happen if we do not. The commandment to wear Tzitzith, and a remembrance of our Exodus from Egypt. The recital of these three paragraphs is mandatory on Jews twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. This is the Kriyat Shema: 1. "."Hear O Israel, the Lord is our God the Lord the One and Only” is a ringing pronouncement of pure unadulterated and uncompromising monotheism without any taint of an intermediary or anything or anyone standing between us and the Almighty. The recitation of these words is our acknowledgement of the Almighty as Creator and Supreme Ruler of the Universe and our acceptance of His Torah and Commandments. The last letter of the Hebrew word an ayin Shema, ‘Hear’, the first word of the declaration, is , while the last letter of the last word (Echad), ‘One’, is a . In the Torah these two letters are written larger than the rest, together they make up the Hebrew word witness, so that when we say the ‘Shema’ we are bearing w...
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