Did you ever wonder why of all the prayer services, we only cover our eyes during the Shema? And only for the first sentence of the Shema? Why is that?

Join Rabbi Moshe on this deep dive into the meaning of the Shema, why it’s so important and why we cover our eyes for it!

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Rabbi Moshe


Deuteronomy 6:4: https://www.sefaria.org/Deuteronomy.6?lang=bi&aliyot=0

Pesachim 56a: https://www.sefaria.org/Pesachim.56a.7?lang=bi&with=Chidushei%20Agadot&lang2=en

Mishna Tamid 4:3, 5:1: https://www.sefaria.org/Mishnah_Tamid.4.3?lang=bi&with=Rambam&lang2=en

Brachos 13b: https://www.sefaria.org/Berakhot.13b.18?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en

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