Search Results: Shema

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What is the Shema?

By Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann

The Shema is the most important prayer in Judaism and is recited often multiple times a day, reaffirming the Jewish people to Judaism. Learn the meaning behind the most important Jewish prayer in this video featuring Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann, the rabbi and founder of Mishkan Chicago. This video was created at the Chicago RabLab, a […]

Learn the Shema

Learn the Shema with this karaoke style video made by kindergartners and first graders with BimBam at Temple Sinai of Oakland. The words they are singing are: “שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל יהוה אֱלֹהֵינוּ יהוה אֶחָד” Sh’ma Yisra’el Adoni Eloheinu Adoni Eḥad. “Hear, O Israel! Adonai is our God! Adonai is One!”

Machloket L’shem Shemayim – the power of constructive conflict

By Daniel Roth

Here is a different way to look at conflict resolution. 2000 years ago, Beit Hillel and Beit Shammai knew how to engage in “Machloket L’shem Shemayim”, meaning “Disagreements for the Sake of Heaven” or constructive conflicts. Today, we can learn from their example in order to manage our own personal or communal disagreements in a […]

Structure of a Jewish Prayer Service

By Wendi Geffen

Are you attending a Jewish service for the first time or just need a refresher? While prayer services vary widely from temple to temple, there are some standard prayers and rituals that most temples practice. From the warm up prayer (pesukai d’zimra) to the sermon (d’var Torah), this video guides you through all the different […]


By Jason Lieberman

A burning bush that talks would probably make most of us stutter, but Moses, or Moshe, had a speech impediment even before his divine shrubbery encounter. Why did God ask this shepherd “with a heavy tongue” to be a spokeman? Jason Lieberman, an advocate for the contemporary disabled, takes a stab at the answer. Please […]


By Yuri Lane and Rachel Havrelock

This week’s parsha is a sea of reeds, literally! Take the Shema and beatbox it through a harmonica…that’s how Yuri Lane kicks off Parshat Va’etchanan, which teaches us how to love God with all our hearts and all our souls. His harmonica is a groovy background to Rachel Havrelock’s telling of the whole story of […]