Sh'ma Israel Pendant by Marcia Falk:
from "The Book of Blessings"

Sh'ma Israel Pendant by Marcia Falk: "The Book of Blessings"

One of the central prayers in The Book of Blessings is a re-creation of the piece of liturgy known as the sh'ma, the biblical declaration of faith that has become perhaps the most honored text in all of Jewish life. The traditional declaration begins "Hear O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is one." Although I do not relate to the image of the divine as a "lord " or a "king," as a Jew I still take the message of monotheism quite seriously. Hence my new sh'ma, whose opening line is found on Eva's pendant, attempts to express a new understanding of monotheism as the honoring of diversity within the unity of creation. At the same time, the new declaration echoes the words and rhythms of the traditional one, thus attempting to keep alive a connection between our history as a people and our spiritual truths today.
Excerpt from The Book of Blessings: New Jewish Prayers for Daily Life, the Sabbath, and the New Moon Festival by Marcia Falk, copyright © Marcia Lee Falk. For ordering, please go to Marcia Falk's web site:

Sh'ma (Marcia Falk) 14K Yellow or White GOLD
Size Inches ID No. Price 
Small 1-1/2" x 5/8" PSF-R/G $675
Small 1-1/2" x 5/8" PSF-E/G $675

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