Hear – Hebrew: Shema

שמע

Shema means ‘to hear’ with intention and interest. The Shema is the foundation of the Jewish faith.

Sh’ma, Yisra’elAdonai Eloheinu, Adonai echad [Hear, Isra’el! Adonai our God, Adonai is one]” (Deuteronomy 4:6).

Shem or שם is the root of shema and means ‘the name.’ This was the name of Noach’s son through whom the ‘seed’ came.

Hebrew Word Pictures

Shin is a picture of a Tooth and means ‘consume.’

Mem is a picture of Water and means ‘mighty’ or ‘chaos.’

Ayin is a picture of an Eye and means ‘to see’ and ‘to understand.’

shema – consume the chaos and understand

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