The concept of God

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Shema - Jewish prayer affirming belief in the one God, found in the Torah

"Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One" 

  • Opening line of the Shema, which is one of the most important prayers in Judaism
  • Recited twice a day as part of the morning and evening service
  • The importance of this prayer lies in the belief that it declares the most basic principle in Judaism - the belief in one God - monotheism
  • Historically, monotheism was the way that Jews separated themselves from their neighbours who believed in a variety of gods, each of which controlled a different aspect of their lives, belief is known as polytheism 
  • From the belief of one God, Jews developed the idea that this belief affected the way they lived their lives
  • So this one supreme God was not only


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