Portrait of Hacham Shimon Agassi

Portrait of Hacham Shimon Agassi
Portrait of Hacham Agassi painted by Mrs Ruth Gila, Beit Meir , Israel

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Thirteen Principles of Faith
שלש עשרה עקרי האמונה

In his commentary on the Mishneh (Sanhedrin, Chap. 10), Maimonides formulates his "Thirteen Principles of Faith"- שלש עשרה עקרי האמונה. They summarized what he viewed as the required beliefs of Judaism:
  1. The existence of G-d.
  2. G-d's unity and indivisibility.
  3. G-d's spirituality and non-corporeality.
  4. G-d's eternity.
  5. To G-d alone should a Jew pray.
  6. Revelation is through G-d's Prophets.
  7. The pre-eminence of Moses among the Prophets of Israel.
  8. The Torah that we have today is the one dictated to Moses by G-d.
  9. The Torah given by Moses will not be replaced and that nothing may be added or removed from it.
  10. God's awareness of human actions.
  11. G-d rewards good and punishes evil.
  12. The Coming of the Mashiach.
  13. The Resurrection of the Dead at the End of Days.

The Twelfth Principle of Faith is the most well known among Jews. It states:

I Believe with a Full Heart

אֲנִי מַאֲמִין בֶּאֱמוּנָה שְׁלֵמָה

1331=8  (Nun 700)

In the Coming of the Mashaich, and Even though he may Tarry I will Still Wait for Him-

בְּבִיאַת הַמָּשִׁיחַ וְאַף עַל פִּי שֶׁיִּתְמַהְמֵהַּ עִם כָּל זֶה אֲחַכֶּה לּוֹ בְּכָל יוֹם

4045+13 words=4058=17=8

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