Orthodox Judaism - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Religious Practices

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Thirteen Principles of Belief

In his commentary on the Mishnah (Jewish oral law), Rabbi Moses ben Maimon (known as Maimonides; 1135–1204) articulated the basic tenets of Judaism. These principles are now a part of the Orthodox liturgy.

One must believe …

First principle: In the existence of God.

Second principle: That God is one.

Third principle: That God is incorporeal.

Fourth principle: That God is eternal; nothing existed before Him.

Fifth principle: That nothing beneath Him, such as angels, stars, planets, and the like, is worthy of worship or praise.

Sixth principle: That prophecy is possible.

Seventh principle: That Moses was superior to all other prophets before and after.

Eighth principle: That the entire written and oral Torah came from God through Moses.

Ninth principle: In the authenticity and divinity of the Torah.

Tenth principle: That God is omniscient.

Eleventh principle: That God rewards and punishes each according...

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