Judaism What do Jews Believe?
The Basics <ul><li>Judaism has no dogma. </li></ul><ul><li>Actions are far more important than beliefs. </li></ul><ul><li>...
Maimonides’ 13 Principles of Faith <ul><li>God exists  </li></ul><ul><li>God is one and unique  </li></ul><ul><li>God is i...
<ul><li>Moses' prophecies are true, and Moses was the greatest of the prophets </li></ul><ul><li>The Written Torah (first ...
Relationships <ul><li>Judaism focuses on Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>The relationship between God and mankind </li></u...
Maimonides <ul><li>Moses Maimonides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(3/30, 1135 – 12/13, 1204) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jewish rabbi, ...
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Judaism What Do Jews Believe

  1. 1. Judaism What do Jews Believe?
  2. 2. The Basics <ul><li>Judaism has no dogma. </li></ul><ul><li>Actions are far more important than beliefs. </li></ul><ul><li>The closest anyone has come to a system of beliefs is Maimonides 13 Principles of Faith. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He believed that they were the “Basic Requirements” for a being a Jew. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Maimonides’ 13 Principles of Faith <ul><li>God exists </li></ul><ul><li>God is one and unique </li></ul><ul><li>God is incorporeal </li></ul><ul><li>God is eternal </li></ul><ul><li>Prayer is to be directed to G-d alone and to no other </li></ul><ul><li>The words of the prophets are true </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Moses' prophecies are true, and Moses was the greatest of the prophets </li></ul><ul><li>The Written Torah (first 5 books of the Bible) and Oral Torah (teachings now contained in the Talmud and other writings) were given to Moses </li></ul><ul><li>There will be no other Torah </li></ul><ul><li>God knows the thoughts and deeds of men </li></ul><ul><li>God will reward the good and punish the wicked </li></ul><ul><li>The Messiah will come </li></ul><ul><li>The dead will be resurrected </li></ul>Maimonides’ 13 Principles of Faith
  5. 5. Relationships <ul><li>Judaism focuses on Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>The relationship between God and mankind </li></ul><ul><li>Between God and the Jewish people </li></ul><ul><li>Between the Jewish people and the land of Israel </li></ul><ul><li>Between human beings. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Maimonides <ul><li>Moses Maimonides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(3/30, 1135 – 12/13, 1204) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jewish rabbi, physician, and philosopher </li></ul><ul><li>His works and his views are considered a cornerstone of Jewish thought and study. </li></ul><ul><li>Lived in Spain. </li></ul><ul><li>Influenced Non-Jewish world with Jewish Thought. </li></ul>
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