Her arrest and detention for uttering the Shema ought to find no sympathy from any Jew.
He would often kiss the earth of Israel; at night, he would say the Shema prayer for hours.
In this palace a seal was found bearing a lion and the inscription belonging to Shema, the servant of Jeroboam.
The Inquisition was obliged to forbid the uttering of the word "Shema" with a threat of heavy punishment.
All turned to look at the speaker, and they whispered among themselves in surprise at hearing a monk recite the Shema in a schul.
To the commandments of the tongue belong the reading of the Shema, grace after meals, the priestly benediction, and so on.
Oesterley (in loco) adds that “the very parchment on which the Shema is written is efficacious in keeping demons at a distance.”
The Shema was followed by another benediction voicing gratitude for divine redemption.
The other practical observances like prayer, the reading of "Shema," and so on.
from Hebrew shema "hear!," imperative of shama "to hear." First word of Deut. vi:4.