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The Thirteen Principles of Faith


1.    I believe with complete faith that the Creator, Blessed is His Name, creates and guides all creatures, and that He alone made, makes, and will make everything.

2.    I believe with complete faith that the Creator, Blessed is His Name, is unique and there is no uniqueness like His in any way and that He alone is our God, Who was, Who is, and Who always will be.

3.    I believe with complete faith that the Creator, Blessed is His Name, is not physical and is not affected by physical phenomena and there is no comparison whatsoever to Him.

4.    I believe with complete faith that the Creator, Blessed is His Name, is the very first and the very last.

5.    I believe with complete faith that the Creator, Blessed is His Name, to Him alone is it proper to pray and it is not proper to pray to any other.

6.    I believe with complete faith that all the words of the prophets are true.

7.    I believe with complete faith that the prophecy of Moses was true and that he was the father of the prophets both to those who preceded him and those who follow him.

8.    I believe with complete faith that the entire Torah now in our hands is the same one that was given to Moses.

9.    I believe with complete faith that this Torah will not be exchanged nor will there be another Torah from the Creator, Blessed be His Name.

10.   I believe with complete faith that the Creator, Blessed is His Name, knows all the deeds of human beings and their thoughts as it is said, "He fashions their hearts all together. He comprehends all their deeds."

11.   I believe with complete faith that the Creator, Blessed is His Name, rewards with good those who observe His commandments and punishes those who violate His commandments.

12.   I believe with complete faith in the coming of the Messiah and even though He may delay nevertheless I anticipate everyday that He will come.

13.   I believe with complete faith that there will be a resuscitation of the dead whenever the wish emanates from the Creator, Blessed be His Name, and exalted is His mention forever and for all eternity.


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