Text size

In the Shema Yisrael (“Hear, O Israel”) passage that appears in Parashat Va’etchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23 – 7:11), and which is recited twice daily in prayers, precise instructions are given as to how the biblical text is to be treated. The Torah’s words – that is, “these words” – must be placed “upon thy heart” (Deut. 6:6), and must be...