Sefer HaMitzvot

Positive #11 - To Recite Shema Yisrael Twice Daily, Every Morning and Evening

December 14, 2021 Adam Sabzevari Season 1 Episode 10
Sefer HaMitzvot
Positive #11 - To Recite Shema Yisrael Twice Daily, Every Morning and Evening
Show Notes

In this episode, we learn positive mitzvah #11, which is to recite the Shema Yisrael, once in the morning and once in the evening, every day.

  1. What are the components of Shema Yisrael?
    • Paragraph #1 - "Shema & Ve'ahavta" - Accepting Hashem
    • Paragraph #2 - "Vehaya" - Accepting to fulfill Hashem's mitvot
    • Paragraph #3 - "Vayomer" - Remembering the Exodus from Egypt
  2. When are the required times to recite Shema Yisrael?
    • Morning - within 3 hours of sunrise
    • Evening - beginning 30 minutes after sunset, before midnight

We also have the custom to recite Shema before going to sleep.