The Bedtime Shema app is a fun and interactive learning aid for Jewish children. The purpose of the app is to help children learn to say the Bedtime Shema, the. The bedtime prayers are structured around the Shema which many Jews believe will protect them for the afterlife if they unexpectedly die while sleeping. I know that a Jew is to say the Shema prayer twice a day – in the morning and in the evening. But I recently saw mentioned that it is said a third time, at bedtime.

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You shall love Adonai your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might. By using our site, you accept our use of cookies and our updated privacy policy. Help me forgive those who have wounded me today and those I have failed to forgive for past hurts. Thank you, Truthful one, who today helped me see I must struggle toward truth but will never know all truths.

Or is the better translation — Go into yourself, you are the land I will show you, you are the land you do not know – this is the journeying toward becoming a blessing. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and you shall speak of them when you are sitting at home and when you go on a journey, when you lie down and when you rise up. Another purpose of the bedtime Shema is so that one should fall asleep while saying words of Torah.

Give me this night your perfect gift of sleep. A Match Made in Heaven. Scholars used to teach that during the night demons come searching for innocent souls, however, completing these prayers would protect the from such dangers.


Note that this is not a homework service! Blessing for the Seas and Oceans. Was this a day when I actually looked at the people who came through my life?

Jewish Prayers: Bedtime Prayers

Unseen one, thank you for a day in which I saw hints of your presence – if – when I turned my eyes up and out. I release myself from the bonds of grudges and envy and my body from stress and contraction.

Due to limited resources, the Ask the Rabbi service is intended for Jews of little background with nowhere else to turn. May the angel Michael be at my right, and the angel Gabriel be at my left; and in front of me the angel Uriel, and behind me the angel Raphael If humans ever colonize the moon or other planets, which direction would we face while praying?

Does the Torah permit cousin marriages? You shall inscribe them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. Blessing of the Moon.

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Blessing for Affixing a Mezuza. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. What’s this all about? Skip to main content. Is there an underlying message of the Please ensure your question does not appear in the archives before bedgime it. May it be Your will, Lord, my God and the God of my forefathers, that You lay me down to sleep sehma peace and raise me erect in peace. Remove all adversaries from beedtime us and from behind us, and shelter us in the shadow of Your wings.


May it be Your will, Adonai, My God and the God of my ancestors, to lie me down in peace and then to raise me up in peace. Iron Lady of the Middle East. Help me find rest and renewal.

The Kippah on Beale Street. The bedtime prayers are structured around the Shema which many Jews believe will protect them for the afterlife if they unexpectedly die while sleeping. Learn more and register. Here is the text of “HaMapil”: Prayer for the State of Israel.

That leaves the body “unprotected,” so to speak, so we say the Shema and the blessing Hamapil shma counteract that. Shining Light in All the Dark Corners. Why Celebrate in the Dead of Winter? I close my eyes, trusting in your forgiveness where I have fallen short today. Here, poised between waking and sleep, I give up strife and contention. Please sign me up for Aish. As I surrender myself to sleep, help me cleanse myself of striving and struggle. Blessed be the name of his glorious majesty forever and ever.

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But I recently saw mentioned that it is said a third time, at bedtime. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be frontlets between your eyes.

Count my every breath as prayer. Grant me light so that I do not sleep the sleep of death, for it is You who illumines and enlightens. bedtjme