Shema Yisrael Jewelry

The Shema is arguably the most important Jewish prayer. It is recited twice a day.  The prayer comes directly from Deuteronomy 6:4 and is translated to “Hear O Israel: the lord our G-d the lord is one.”  Shema Yisrael Jewelry is a beautiful reflection of this monotheistic cornerstone of Judaism. Find elegant designs for both women and men in 14k gold and Sterling silver. Beautiful pendants, necklaces and key chains make for unique Jewish gifts.


Shema Yisrael Jewelry

These pieces of jewelry beautifully represent the earliest daily prayer in Judaism. The Shema Yisrael is a prayer spoken in the morning and in the evening, and it expresses a central belief in the Jewish faith. "Hear, O Israel: the LORD is our G-d, the LORD is One" expresses the belief in the only one, true G-d. It is spoken as the final prayer of Yom Kippur, the most spiritual day of the year, and should be the last words spoken before death. Historically, the words of the Shema come from the sixth chapter of Deuteronomy. Later, verses from Deuteronomy 11 and Numbers 15 were added. At some point in Jewish history, the reciting of the Ten Commandments was removed from daily prayer, so the additional verses that were added also memorialize the Ten Commandments.

The reciting of the Shema Yisrael has layers of significance. It is a reminder of the ways in which one's faith should be lived out: by loving G-d with your whole self, teaching G-d's ways to your children, and repeating the prayer in the morning and as the last words of each day. Further, the prayer reminds the person of faith that following G-d's commands will result in blessings.

These pendants, necklaces, and key chain are an excellent way to remind one's self of the central part of the Jewish faith. As a gift for a special occasion or for no reason at all, they would represent a special blessing of G-d's peace and protection to the wearer.

Shema FAQs

Why is the Shema important?

The Shema is regarded as the most important prayer in Judaism because it reminds us of the key principle of Judaism which is there is only one G-d and affirms G-d’s existence.The Shema is regarded as the most important prayer in Judaism because it reminds us of the key principle of Judaism which is there is only one G-d and affirms G-d’s existence.

When is the Shema said?

The Shema is said twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. To fulfill the commandments, one should read all 3 paragraphs of the Shema but the first one is the most important.

Where can the Shema prayer be found?

The Shema is made up of 3 texts which are found in Deuteronomy 6:4–9, 11:13–21; Numbers 15:37–41. The Shema appears in the opening sections of Deuteronomy which is a collection of speeches that Moses gives the Israelites before entering the promise land.

Why do you cover eyes during the Shema?

We cover our eyes with our right hand during the Shema to eliminate distraction during this essential prayer. Some people cover their eyes with 3 fingers, which is the shape of a Shin, the first letter of the Shema.

What kind of Shema jewelry is there?

The Shema is a very popular motif in Jewish jewelry. We have many pendants that say Shema, Shema Yisrael or the entire prayer. There are also many pendants with a Shin on them, the Shin is the first letter of the Shema.

Why is the Shema said to babies?

There is an Ashkenazi tradition that the night before the Brit Milah a group of children come and recite the Shema to the newborn baby to offer protection. The Shema is also one of the first prayers taught to children, as soon as they can speak.