Common Cultural Idols

No Ordinary Evening

Lying in bed on a Tuesday evening night after a long day, I felt led to pray the Shema found in Deuteronomy 6:4-9.

(The Shema is the centerpiece of the daily morning and evening prayer services and is considered by some the most essential prayer in all of Judaism. An affirmation of God’s singularity and kingship, its daily recitation is regarded by traditionally observant Jews as a biblical commandment – My Jewish Learning.)

As I reflected on the perpetual truths of these verses, I couldn’t help but continue reading down till I got to verse 13 which reads:

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