Worship Services: V'ahavta (Chanted)

Common Prayers for Shabbat Evening

From Deuteronomy and Numbers, this prayer expresses how we will love God.

V’ahavta et Adonai Elohecha, b’chol l’vavcha uv’chol nafsh’cha uv’chol m’odecha. V’hayu had’varim ha-eileh asher anochi m’tzav’cha hayom al l’vavecha. V’shinantam l’vanecha v’dibarta bam b’shivt’cha b’veitecha uv’lecht’cha vaderech uv’shochb’cha uv’kumecha. Uk’shartam l’ot al yadecha v’hayu l’totafot bein einecha. Uch’tavtam al m’zuzot beitecha uvish’arecha.

V’ahavta et Adonai Elohecha,
b’chol l’vavcha uv’chol nafsh’cha uv’chol
m’odecha. V’hayu had’varim ha-eileh
asher anochi m’tzav’cha hayom al
l’vavecha. V’shinantam l’vanecha v’dibarta
bam b’shivt’cha b’veitecha uv’lecht’cha
vaderech uv’shochb’cha uv’kumecha.
Uk’shartam l’ot al yadecha v’hayu
l’totafot bein einecha. Uch’tavtam
al m’zuzot beitecha uvish’arecha.

L’maan tizk’ru, vaasitem et
kol mitzvotai vih’yitem k’doshim
l’Eloheichem. Ani Adonai Eloheichem,
asher hotzeiti et-chem mei-eretz
Mitzrayim lih’yot lachem l’Elohim
ani Adonai Eloheichem.

You shall love Adonai your God with all your heart,
with all your soul, and with all your might.
Take to heart these instructions with which I charge you this day.
Impress them upon your children.
Recite them when you stay at home and when you are away,
when you lie down and when you get up.
Bind them as a sign on your hand and let them serve as a symbol on your forehead;
inscribe them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Thus you shall remember to observe all My commandments
and to be holy to your God.
I am Adonai, your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your God:
I am Adonai your God.

Adonai Eloheichem EMET.

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