Shema

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Video blogger Aaron Herman takes a look at the Bedtime Shema app for Android and Apple created by Rusty Brick founders Ronnie and Barry Schwartz in memory of their mother.

In Memory Of A Mother Who Loved The Shema, A New Bedtime App For Kids

One of my favorite times of each day is my children’s bedtime. I enjoy watching them perform the nightly rituals before bed and then I join them in saying the bedtime Shema prayer. I recently spoke with kindergarten students and their parents at my children’s day school about Jewish bedtime rituals. For the second year, I heard parents tell me about their own enjoyment in tucking their children into bed. It’s a special time for parent-child bonding, so many of them explained. And Judaism recognizes the opportunity for both spirituality and education during these precious few moments before falling fast sleep.

The app, in memory of the creators' mother. Photo courtesy Rusty Brick

Thousands Participate In Shema Flash Mob In Support Of Pluralism In Israel

10/23/2012

More than 2,500 people signed up to participate in a global Shema flash mob as part of a campaign to promote religious pluralism in Israel.

The gatherings early Monday afternoon came two days after Conservative Jewish congregations were asked to dedicate a recitation of the Shema to the topic as well. 

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