The Shema is regarded by many Jews as the most important prayer in Judaism. This is because it reminds them of the key principle of the faith - there is only one God.
The Shema also places emphasis on the covenant that God made with the Jewish people, the need to follow the mitzvot and the importance of loving God.
Many Jews say the Shema three times a day: in the morning, in the evening and before they go to sleep.
Hear O’ Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One
Blessed is the name of His glorious kingdom for ever and ever.
יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ יְהוָה אֶחָֽד
ברוּךְ שֵׁם כְּבוֹד מַלְכוּתוֹ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד