Thursday, July 29, 2021

Farming in the Shema Prayer

PROF. GARY RENDSBURG: God’s Promise: Rain, Grain, and Grass (
The agrarian import of Deuteronomy 11:14‒15, found in what Jewish readers know as the second paragraph of the Shema prayer, may not be self-evident to modern readers, the majority of whom live in urban and suburban settings. The text speaks directly to both those who grew crops and those who engaged in animal husbandry.

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