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248 Words in Shema

Being that there are different opinions about how the ש”ץ should use his recitation of שמע to add up to רמ”ח, what should the people in the minyan do to be covered?
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In order to fulfill the 248 words of Shema, one should listen to the ש”ץ repeat ה’ אלקיכם אמת and have in mind with that to complete 248. If one misses this [he is still in middle of Shema], the Magen Avraham in Siman 61 brings another option to have in mind the 3 letters of אמת, and this fills the 248 as well.

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