Hebrew Art - The Judaica Art of Adam Rhine


 Shema Yisrael - Hear O'Israel
"Shema Yisrael"
"Hear O'Israel"
Watercolor and Colored Pencil on Watercolor Board

"Hear O'Israel, the Lord is our G-d, the Lord is One." (Devarim 6:4)

The "Shema" is the single most well-known and important prayers in all of Judaism, first spoken by Moses in his final address to the nation of Israel. It said every morning and evening during the week, and recited on every Sabbath and festival. Inside every mezuzah, a container mounted on every doorpost in a Jewish home, is a handwritten scroll of the "Shema."

The sentence itself declares that the Lord is one, and only one; a whole and perfect being. He is also the G-d of the Jewish people, who led them out of slavery in Egypt to be their G-d.



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