The Shema Yisrael Bus
I try to say Shema with my little kids before they go to bed, and last night, before I put 14-month-old Yonatan into his crib, I thought “Why not?” and for the first time in his life I whispered into his ear: “Shema Yisrael Hashem Elokaynu, Hashem Echad.” In response he flashed me a huge teethy smile as if to say, “Hey, Eema, I learned that from the angel in your tummy. How do you know it too?!”
The other day, I was walking down King George Street in downtown Jerusalem when I saw this bus passing by. In another country, you see Shema in a prayerbook. You hear it in synagogue. And here, the central statement of Jewish faith, is driving down the street.
Just one more reason why I LOVE ISRAEL!