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Shema Israel – Israel [Shmulik Gov-Ari]

Hebrew:שמע ישראל
Pronunciation:Sh-M y-sh-RL (ʃˈmʔ jʃˈʁl)
Translation:Hear O Israel
Alias:Shma, Sh’ma, Yisroel, yshrl
Choreographer:Shmulik Gov-Ari
Form:Individuals Circle
Hand Hold:Individual & V
Song:Shema Yisroel
(edited for length)
Composer & Singer:Sandy Shmuely
Album:Al Tira Yisrael
Lyricist:Deuteronomy 6:4-5
Date Taught:06/20/2023

Another catchy Israeli tune to convey scripture. As usual, there are competing transliterations of the Hebrew. Shma Israel is the most common when searching.

Deuteronomy 6:4-5

Shma Israel Hashem

Sh'ma Yisrael HaShem Elokeinu
HaShem echad.
V'ahavta HaShem Elohecha
B'chol l'vav'cha uv'chol naf'shecha
Uv'chol m'odecha.

Hear O Israel (recite twice daily):

Hear, Israel, the Lord is our God,
The Lord is One
And you shall love the Lord your God
With all your heart and with all your soul
And with all your might.
Deuteronomy 6:4-5

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Sandy Shmuley – Tribute to dancers all over the world
Unedited original