Thirteen Principles – Prophecy

  Regarding these 13 principles I prefaced some remarks on the parent page here   The Rambam’s sixth principle is regarding prophecy. I paraphrase, approximately, adding how I understand his words more or less: There have been people who merited to reach a high level of ability, and perfected themselves to a high level, to…

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Thirteen Principles – Worship Only G-d

  Regarding these 13 principles I prefaced some remarks on the parent page here   The fifth of the Rambam’s principles is that G-d is the only one that it is fitting that we serve Him and worship Him, to exalt Him, and to tell others about His Greatness. Therefore one should not do such…

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The Akedah – Reconciling Contradictions

At the end of the Parsha Veyaira we find the story of the Akedah. Regarding the Akedah, the Torah recounts that G-d told Avraham to take his son Yitzchak to a place which He will reveal afterwards, and to offer up Yitzchak as a burnt offering to G-d. They journeyed together with Yishmael and Eliezer,…

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Thirteen Principles – G-d Was First

  Regarding these 13 principles I prefaced some remarks on the parent page here   The Rambam writes that this One that he mentioned previously is the absolute first entity that ever was, eternal. And that everything else in creation existed only after G-d, and does not share G-d’s eternalness. There are many proofs for…

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Thirteen Principles – No Divine Physicality

  Regarding these 13 principles I prefaced some remarks on the parent page here   The Rambam writes in his third principle that G-d does not have a body nor any physicality whatsoever. That this previously mentioned Entity which is One, is not a body nor the power of a body. Moreover, those things which…

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Rambam 13 Principles Video Presentation

Rambam 13 Principles

 August 2016: This page was broken as a result of a hacker, and it is beyond the scope of the resources that I have currently have to fix it. There was a video that I produced on the first of the 13 principles, and a sign-up form to receive the rest of them, and then…

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Thirteen Principles – Unity of G-d

Regarding these 13 principles I prefaced some remarks on the parent page here The second of the Rambam’s principles is about the Unity of G-d. The Rambam writes that this entity which is the cause of all that is, is One. But not the kind of “one” that we know of. Any one thing that…

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Thirteen Principles – Existence of G-d

Regarding these 13 principles I prefaced some remarks on the parent page here The first of the Rambam’s thirteen principles is about the existence of G-d. The Rambam writes, and I paraphrase, that the first fundamental is to believe in the existence of G-d. That there exists an entity complete and perfect in all possible…

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The 13 Principles of Faith of the Rambam

Maimonides’ Thirteen Principles of Faith Maimonides, Moshe ben Maimon, also known as the Rambam, was one of the medieval Talmudic commentators, one of the “Reshonim”. His codes of Jewish law and the Mitzvos, the commandments, is used and studied until this day. In his commentary on the Mishna, which is part of the Talmud, the…

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Jewish Beliefs

What the Jewish People Believe In I start this article in December 2013, and I know in advance that it is going to take me a long time. Many people come to my site searching for “Jewish Beliefs”, and it’s time that I give you what you are looking for. If you are visiting this…

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Yom Kippur Vidui

Yom Kippur Vidui I had an insight this past Yom Kippur about Vidui. Why do we say Vidui both in the silent Shemoneh Esrai and again in the Chazaras HaShatz, in the repetition? I don’t know whether this question is asked, nor if so what they answer, and I didn’t really check out whether my…

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