Resources for Books on Thirteen Principles

“Maimonides Principles” by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan – Artscroll “Torah Faith: The Thirteen Principles” by Rabbi Zecharia Fendel – Hashkafah Publications “Fundamentals of Faith” by Rav Yaakov Weinberg zt”l (it has been out of print for many years. This stems, I believe, from the fact that Rav Yaakov

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Resurrection

Author: Rabbi Kornbluth RESURRECTION[1] “I always thought resurrection was a fundamentalist Christian idea. After seeing too many horror movies, it seems so ridiculous. Does Judaism actually believe in it also?” – Sarah N,, 28, Oregon “Resurrection? Of course I believe in resurrection. In fact, I pray for it

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Question On Historical Proof

Why should we believe all Neviim after Moshe like Ezra, Nechemia, Shmuel etc.? Aren’t their revelations  similar to the revelations of other religions like, Christianity, and Islam, etc. Maybe they just made it all up!  The Rambam explains (in Yesodei HaTorah 8:2,3) that we only rely on miracles to verify all other

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Prophecy and Revelation

Author: Rabbi Kornbluth When G-d Talks to Us Jennifer was visiting New York City with a few friends. As the group walked down 42nd street in Midtown Manhattan a strange-looking man with wild eyes began talking loudly about the ‘End of Days’. He was standing on top of a milk crate with a sign

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Power and Freedom

Author: based on the teachings of Rav Yaakov Weinberg zt’l POWER AND FREEDOMThe words of Maimonides make this relationship between power and freedom of choice quite explicit:  “[God] is the only One whom it is proper to serve [worship], to praise, to make known His grandeur, and

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The Great Gift Of God

Author: Rav Yaakov Weinberg zt”l The concept of free-will is very deep and profound. Without it there would exist only the power of the Creator and, as a result, the entire universe would be impotent and passive. By giving man free will, God endowed him with power

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Why Can’t We Pray to Angels

Author: Author Unknown-Rav Yaakov Weinberg ZTL’s Torah POWER AND FREEDOM The words of Maimonides make this relationship between power and freedom of choice quite explicit: “[God] is the only One whom it is proper to serve [worship], to praise, to make His grandeur known, and to fulfill

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Who Wields Power

Author: Rabbi Yaakov Weinberg zt’l Excerpted from the book, “FUNDAMENTALS AND FAITH,” based on Maimonides’ 13 principles of Jewish belief. Judaism asks us each to reject idolatry and “proclaim God as our King.” What does this mean? Who is God? What is our relationship with Him? Does

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Angels vs G-d

Rabbi Moshe Zeldman Kashe – If G-d appoints one angel to supervise every blade of grass, then doesn’t Chazel imply that G-d is limited in his abilities?  Why can’t he supervise everything directly?  I can understand where G-d may send an angel to relate directly with humans

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Of Infinite

Author: Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan An excerpt from Rabbi Kaplan’s Handbook of Jewish Thought. God is defined as the Creator of the universe, as the opening verse of the Torah states, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). God likewise said, “I am God,

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Know What you Know

KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW Followers Need Not Apply – Followers Need Not Apply – by AishCafé staff by AishCafé staff by AishCafé staff The Jewish people have been accused of many things – being socialists, capitalists, communists, leaders of a world conspiracy – a whole host of

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Emunah

Author: Rabbi Kornbluth The First Commandment…(or is it?) Emunah (Belief) Many people were introduced to the Ten Commandments via Charlton Heston’s famous movie of the same name. The truth be told, this is one of those times where the book is a ‘heckuva’ lot better than the

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