Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

What do the Hebrew letters "ayin, mem & shin" mean when they are together in that order?

My son found a little bracelet today at church that has the Hebrew characters of "ayin, mem and shin" on it - and in that order. My research is coming up with conflicting answers.

What does this bracelet mean in English?

9 Answers

  • NY gal
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
    Favourite answer

    most of the answerer's are correct...Hebrew is read from Right to left...therefore the word is SHEMA...which means, listen or hear. and is the first word of the prayer shema Israel, hashem elokeinu hashem echad...which means, hear, Israel, god is our lord god is one.

  • keira
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Mem Hey Shin

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    you are right, it is in that order and it means " hear "

    Then on the other hand the Gematria of 570 represents the Mispar Godal of Shema, meaning HEAR! It also represents the crown of Tefillin that men wear each morning in prayer.

    SHEMA { Shi Mah}

    From right to left

    Ayin + Mem + Shin

    Shin Letter

    360 = Nun = 50 + Yud = 10 + Shin = 300

    Mem Letter

    80 = Mem = 40 + Mem = 40

    Ayin Letter

    130 = Nun = 50 + Yud = 10 + Ayin = 70

    570 = 360 + 80 + 130

  • 4 years ago

    Shin In Hebrew

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  • 1 decade ago

    At first I was scraching my head because I dont know of any word spelled ayin mem shin and I even looked it up.

    I am now positive you are reading it backwords

    (Hebrew is read from left to right)

    its shin mem ayin (shema) which means Hear or listen in Hebrew.

    It is the first word in the Jewish testamate of faith which is

    Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God! The LORD is One

  • 1 decade ago

    I thought for a moment and then realized that you had it backwards. It is Shema as others have already said. It is the first word in the affirmation of faith of Judaism. " Hear"

    Hear O' Israel, the Lord is our God the Lord is One.

    The Lord of Israel is not a tripartate/triune deity, but an incorporeal, indivisible ONE. This is one thing all branches of Judaism are in agreement as it is the core and essence of the concept of God in Torah.

  • 1 decade ago

    Ayin = Eye or Fountain

    Shin = Tooth, Year, Repeat, Teach.

    Source(s): JS
  • eldad9
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Listen/hear. The first word of a certain jewish prayer.

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