Shema

noun
She·​ma | \ shə-ˈmä How to pronounce Shema (audio) \

Definition of Shema

: the Jewish confession of faith made up of Deuteronomy 6:4–9 and 11:13–21 and Numbers 15:37–41

First Known Use of Shema

1706, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Shema

Hebrew shĕmaʽ hear, first word of Deuteronomy 6:4

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“Shema.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shema. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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