Can One Fulfill the Obligation of Reciting Kriat Shema through a Proxy?

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This video is class 2 of 110 in the series Intermediate Gemara: Masechet Brachot.

Rabbi N. Reichman explores a disagreement among the Rishonim about whether one can fulfill his obligation to recite Kriat Shema through a proxy. The key to understanding this machloket is to understand the Talmudic principle of “Shomei’a K’oneh”, or “Hearing is considered making a statement”.