Krias shema and the number 248

Shiur #48 in Rav Aharon Kahn’s Hashkafah Series Based on Mishlei with Biur HaGra.

Content Description: Krias shema and the correspondence to the 248 organs of the body. The significance of saying “Baruch sheym kvod malchuso.” The meaning behind various customs regarding reciting keyl melech ne’eman before krias shema, and Hashem Elokaychem emes afterwards.

Citations: Besides the commentaries related to Mishlei, the following sources are also referenced in this shiur: gemara Pesachim 56a, found in the source packets on pages 1-2, Bais Yosef, Orach Chaim 61, found in the source packets on pages 2-4, and Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 61:3, found in the source packets on pages 4-5.

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