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Rabbi Ron Berry Explains the Shema


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In February 2017, Reform Rabbi Ron Berry visited the Jewish Museum to check all of our mezuzot were still kosher.

Mezuzot means ‘doorposts’. Mezuzot are small boxes which hang by the doors in many Jewish homes. These boxes can be made of many different materials. The mezuzah opens up and inside is the Shema prayer, written on a small piece of parchment. The Shema is the most important prayer in Judaism because it reminds Jewish people that there is only one God. Rabbi Ron Berry  reads the prayer to check each word was readable and then, he explains what they mean. Watch this video to find out more.


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