SHEMA HAMSA PENDANT
This sterling silver disc pendant is inscribed with the beginning of the Shema prayer:
Sh'ma Yisrael Adonai Eloheinu Adonai Echad - Hear, O Israel: the Lord is our G-d, the Lord is One
The literal word meanings are roughly as follows:
Sh'ma — listen, or hear & do
Yisrael — Israel, in the sense of the people or congregation of Israel
Adonai — often translated as "LORD"
Eloheinu — the plural 1st person possessive of Elohim, meaning “our G-d”.
Echad — the cardinal number one
Shema Yisrael "Hear, [O] Israel" are the first two words of a section of the Torah, and is the title (sometimes shortened to simply "Shema") of a prayer that serves as a centerpiece of the morning and evening Jewish prayer services.
This pendant measures 1" in diameter.