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*There is a difficulty in accurately transmitting the meaning in translation. This translation based on “Art Scroll 32 My Journey through the Haggadah by Yekutiel Atkins
The ‘Shema’ continues "AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH
ALL YOUR HEART, WITH ALL YOUR SOUL AND WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT', in one
other place is love mentioned as a commandment, in Leviticus, Ch. 19 V. 18 the sentence reads “You
shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but YOU
SHALL LOVE YOUR FELLOW MAN AS YOURSELF *
Both these commandments out of the 613 mentioned in the Torah are perhaps the most
simple, and yet the most difficult to obey. To love God with all your heart, soul and might, means that
every action in which we engage, every thought, and every word that we utter should be in accordance
with what is required of us. Rabbi Akiva while being tortured to death said "all my life I did not
understand the meaning of – “with all your soul” -, until now, when my soul is returning to my Ma...
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