Tractate Berakoth, by , by A. Lukyn Williams, , at sacred-texts.com
M. II. 1. If one is reading 7 [the Shma‘] in the Law and the time has come for reciting it, then if he reads with intention he has fulfilled the obligation [of reciting the Shma‘], but if not [with intention] he has not. And at the sections 8 he may give a salutation out of respect [to his friend], and he may reply to a salutation given. And in
M.the middle [of a section] he may give it, out of fear [of a superior], and he may reply. This is the opinion of R. Meir. R. Judah says: In the middle he may give it out of fear, and may reply out of respect; and at the sections he may give it out of respect, and may give the usual response of "Peace" to any one. 1
14:7 reading. It was the practice to read the Torah aloud.
14:8 at the sections. Between the various sections of the Shine in the wider sense. See the next mishna.
15:1 Cf. Matt. 1012 sq.
15:2 R. Achai. Of the fourth generation of Tannaim, c. 200 A.D.