Eitan: I have an idea
Sarah: Oh yeah? What’s that?
Eitan: We should say the Sh’ma
Sarah: I haven’t recited the sh’ma in a million years.
Eitan: so why not do it with me right now?
Sarah: can’t I just listen to you say it?
Eitan: you could, but why not just try.
Sarah: because you speak Hebrew fluently and I’m afraid I’ll mispronounce it.
Eitan: Okay, repeat after me then.
Listening to him say it I knew every word, every syllable was still there. Like a strange muscle memory.
Eitan: doesn’t that just make you feel at peace?
Sarah: a little.
שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ יְהוָה אֶחָד.