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The Rambam's Thirteen Principles of Jewish Faith Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by [deleted]

Principles of Faith formulated by the Rambam

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.

1. God Alone is the Creator

I believe with complete faith that the Creator, blessed be His name, is the Creator and Guide of all the created beings, and that He alone has made, does make, and will make all things.

2. God is Unique and One

I believe with complete faith that the Creator, blessed be His name, is One and Alone; that there is no oneness in any way like Him; and that He alone is our G-d - was, is and will be.

3. God is Incorp­oreal and Incomp­arable

I believe with complete faith that the Creator, blessed be His name, is incorp­oreal; that He is free from all anthro­pom­orphic proper­ties; and that He has no likeness at all.

4. God is First and Last

I believe with complete faith that the Creator, blessed be His name, is the first and the last.

5. We are to Pray to God Alone

I believe with complete faith that the Creator, blessed be His name, is the only one to whom it is proper to pray, and that it is inappr­opriate to pray to anyone else.

6. The Words of the Hebrew Prophets are true

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

7. Moses is the Chief Prophet

I believe with complete faith that the prophecy of Moses our teacher, peace unto him, was true; and that he was the father of the prophets, both of those who preceded and of those who followed him.

8. The Torah has been Divinely Preserved

I believe with complete faith that the whole Torah which we now possess was given to Moses, our teacher, peace unto him.

9. Torah Cannot be Changed

I believe with complete faith that this Torah will not be changed, and that there will be no other Torah given by the Creator, blessed be His name.

10. God knows All Things

I believe with complete faith that the Creator, blessed be His name, knows all the deeds and thoughts of human beings, as it is said, "It is He who fashions the hearts of them all, He who perceives all their action­s." (Psalms 33:15).

11. God Rewards the Righteous

I believe with complete faith that the Creator, blessed be His name, rewards those who observe His comman­dments, and punishes those who transgress His comman­dments.

12. The Messiah will Come

I believe with complete faith in the coming of Messiah, and although he may tarry, nevert­heless, I wait every day for him to come.

13. The Dead will be Resurr­ected

I believe with complete faith that there will be resurr­ection of the dead at the time when it will be the will of the Creator, blessed be His name and exalted be His rememb­rance forever and ever.