Silver "Shema Yisrael" Jewish Pray and Hamsa Necklace with Turquoise Colored Stone. Shema Yisrael (or Sh'ma Yisroel or just Shema; "Hear, [O] Israel") are the first two words of a section of the Torah (Hebrew Bible) that is used as a centerpiece of all morning and evening Jewish prayer services and closely echoes the monotheistic message of Judaism. It is considered the most important prayer in Judaism, and its twice-daily recitation is a mitzvah (religious commandment). Its main content is loving the one and only God with all one's heart, soul and might, and the rewards that come with this. Conversely, it also includes an admonishment concerning failing to heed the commandments of God lest we arouse the wrath of God. The Hamsa is a symbol used in amulets, charms and jewelry to protect against the "evil eye."