Love ~ Ahavah

Ahavah ~ Love 

In Deuteronomy (Devarim / 6:5) we are told “And love HaShem, your God, with all your heart, and with your entire being and with all your resources”* which is known by so many of us as the third line of the Shema. 

The “And love” part might, at first, seem like a command. And (see below) that’s how most translations make it appear. 

But if that’s so, how can we make sense out of being commanded to love?

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As a Jewish educator, I hope to broaden opportunities for learning and offer new ideas. If my posts inspire you to hold conversations and motivate change within the Jewish community, that would make me very happy. I'm interested in making a difference. View all posts by Ruth Schapira

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