THE THIRTEEN PRINCIPLES OF FAITH

As Articulated by Rabbi Moses Maimonides

  1. I believe with perfect faith that God is the Creator and Ruler of
    all things. He alone has made, does make and will make all things.
  2. I believe with perfect faith that God is One. There is no unity
    that is in any way like His. He alone is our God - He was, he is and
    He will be.
  3. I believe with perfect faith that God does not have a body.
    Physical concepts do not apply to Him. There is nothing whatsoever
    that resembles Him at all.
  4. I believe with perfect faith that God is first and last.
  5. I believe with perfect faith that it is only proper to pray to God.
    One may not pray to anyone or anything else.
  6. I believe with perfect faith that all the words of the prophets are
    true.
  7. I believe with perfect faith that the prophecy of Moses is
    aboslutley true. He was the chief of all prophets, both before and
    after him.
  8. I believe with perfect faith that the entire Torah that we now have
    is that which was given to Moses.
  9. I believe with perfect faith that this Torah will not be changed,
    and there will never be another given by God.
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  11. I believe with perfect faith that God knows all of man's deeds and
    thoughts. It is thus written (Psalm 33:15), "He has molded every heart
    together. He understands what each one does.
  12. I believe with perfect faith that God rewards those who keep His
    commandments, and punishes those who transgress Him.
  13. I believe with perfect faith in the coming of the Messiah. How
    long it takes, I will await his coming every day.
  14. I believe with perfect faith that the dead will be brought back to life
    when God wills it to happen.

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