The Shema: Spirituality and Law in Judaism as Exemplified in the Shema, the Most Important Passage in the Torah

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Contents
Prefacexi
Aknowledgmentsxiii
A Note on Translations and Transliterationsxiv
The Shemaxv
Part I: The First Verse
1. Spirituality, Law, and the Shema3
2. "Hear": To Listen, To Listen To13
3. "Israel": The People or the Person?19
4. "The Lord Is Our God": Names Make a Difference23
5. "The Lord Is One": The Eschatological Interpretation31
6. "The Lord Is One": All and Only39
7. "The Lord Is One": The Kabbalistic Interpretations47
8. "One" and Contemporary Science59
9. "Blessed Be the Name of His Glorious Kingdom Forever and Ever": The Interloping Verse69
Part II: The Second Verse
10. Maimonides on "You Shall Love"77
11. Maharal on "You Shall Love"89
12. R. Shneur Zalman on "You Shall Love"95
13. R. Zadok Hakohen of Lublin on "You Shall Love"101
14. R. Samuel David Luzzatto on "You Shall Love"107
15. Does God Need Our Love?113

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