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The 13 Principles of Faith series 

by Rabbi Dovid Horowitz

The great sage in Jewish history Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon ("Maimonides" also known as "The Rambam"), compiled what he refers to as the Shloshah Asar Ikkarim, the "Thirteen Fundamental Principles" of the Jewish faith, as derived from the Torah. Maimonides refers to these thirteen principles of faith as "the fundamental truths of our religion and its very foundations." The Thirteen Principles of Jewish faith (as recorded in Maimonides' introduction to Perek Chelek) are as follows:

  1. Belief in the existence of the Creator, who is perfect in every manner of existence and is the Primary Cause of all that exists.
  2. The belief in G‑d's absolute and unparalleled unity.
  3. The belief in G‑d's non-corporeality, nor that He will be affected by any physical occurrences, such as movement, or rest, or dwelling.
  4. The belief in G‑d's eternity.
  5. The imperative to worship G‑d exclusively and no foreign false gods.
  6. The belief that G‑d communicates with man through prophecy.
  7. The belief in the primacy of the prophecy of Moses our teacher.
  8. The belief in the divine origin of the Torah.
  9. The belief in the immutability of the Torah.
  10. The belief in G‑d's omniscience and providence.
  11. The belief in divine reward and retribution.
  12. The belief in the arrival of the Messiah and the messianic era.
  13. The belief in the resurrection of the dead.

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The 13 Principles of Faith series on Youtube

#1 Introduction: The Importance of Learning, Understanding & Knowing The 13 Principles of Faith

#2: Learning How to Live With Emunah

#3: Developing A Deeper Awareness of Hashem

#4: Hashem Continues To Create The World... Every Day, All of The Time

#5: Hashem Is The Ultimate Mashgiach

#6: Hashem In One

#7: Recognizing Hashem's Unity In Your Life

#8: Emunah - It's Who We Are

#9: Hashem Has No Physical Reality -- He Has A Different Reality All Together

#10: Corona Virus And "In Hashem's Image" - We Are He

#11: Hashem Is Shaking Up The World, We Need To Shake Ourselves Up Too!