Hear O Israel: Listening by Heart


”Hear, O Israel, the Lord is God.” This is the first line of the “Shema” the principle prayer of observant Jews all over the world. It’s also likely the first prayer that Jesus learned when he was a boy. “Shema” means “listen” or “hear” in Hebrew and implies paying attention, learning and obeying the laws of God. We frequently lean into our Jewish roots in order to understand the teachings of Jesus as part of our Christian faith, and for the next 8 months or so, UCC Missoula gets the extra blessing of leaning into our Jewish roots with Rabbi Mark Kula


Publish Date:

November 11, 2021

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