1158 Shema Yisrael: Presence is Oneness

1158 SP

SHEMA YISRAEL: “Shema Yisrael, Adonoi Elohainu, Adonoi EHAD. Hear, O Israel, the Lord, our God, the Lord is ONE!” 

This is viewed as the most important teaching that Judaism has given to the world, that there is only One God, call it what you will. The esoteric teaching in this statement is that the transcendent nature of the Source (Adonoi) is identical with the immanent Presence (Ehohainu), what seems to be a dichotomy is really a unification. God-ing is Oneness, ever-present, always.