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Some siddurim have the following phrase in between "ושמו אחד" and "ישתבח":

ובתורתך כתוב לאמר שמע ישראל ה׳ אלקינו ה׳ אחד

"And in Your Torah it is written to say Shema Yisrael Hashem Elokeinu Hashem Echad"

What is the origin of this phrase's insertion, and what is the purpose of its insertion at this point?

  • My Artscroll places it at the end of Az Yashir, fwiw. – Scimonster Sep 23 '14 at 19:13
  • @scimonster yeah, that's where I meant – Joel Sep 23 '14 at 19:15
  • Just an idea, could it be from the time when saying Shma was banned, so it was stuck in there? – Scimonster Sep 23 '14 at 19:18
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The Behr Siddur (Siddur Avodath Yisroel by Roedelheim, 1868) says in the footnotes:

This is not found in the Siddurim of the Sefardim, nor in most handwritten Siddurim. (Rav Amrom, Rokach, Kol Bo, etc.) and therefore it appears to have been copied here from the Malchioth of the Rosh Hashana Mussaf.

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