What if the Shema were written by Doctor Seuss?

And you shall love the Lord your God
With all the heart inside you
With every breath that you may breathe
And all you have beside you.
Take these words I teach you now
And keep them close to heart
Teach them intently to your kids
That they may grow up smart
Talk about them with your friends
When you sit at home
And speak them proudly on the road
Wherever you may roam
Lie down with them, so that you may
Wake with them on your lips
Bind them fast upon your hand
And ‘tween your eyes affix
These words that they may be a sign
To you for evermore–
Inscribe these words upon your gates
And write them on your doors!

3 thoughts on “What if the Shema were written by Doctor Seuss?

  1. Colin–I love this! And, since you’ve given permission to share, I’m sending it to my brother to use with his five-year son. So great.

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