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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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