Worship Services: Sh'ma

Referred to as our "watchword of faith," it declares our belief in one God. This prayer serves as the centerpiece of morning and evening services.

Hebrew Text

שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ יְהוָה אֶחָד!
בָּרוּךְ שֵׁם כְּבוֹד מַלְכוּתוֹ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד.

Transliteration

Sh’ma Yisrael, Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai Echad!
Baruch shem k’vod malchuto l’olam va-ed.

Translation

Hear, O Israel, Adonai is our God, Adonai is One!
Blessed is God’s glorious majesty forever and ever.

t2r9-shma-chant.mp3
Audio file