The Shema, Hear Oh Israel, is probably the most well-known biblical text and Jewish prayer. What is lesser known is that the prayer has been used for thousands of years as part of Jewish magic and is a core for amulets. A new exhibit at Israel Museum examines the use of biblical and rabbinical text in Jewish amulets and protective rituals and dares to examine the shady area where religion and magic meet.  Reporter Arieh O’Sullivan spoke with Nancy Benovitz, one of the exhibit’s curators and an expert in Greek epigraphy, about the exhibit.