What We Believe – Ani Maaminim

Shloshah Asar Ikkarim

According the 13 fundamental principles of Jewish Faith by Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon (“Maimonides” or “The Rambam”)

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