THE THIRTEEN PRINCIPLES OF FAITH, ACCORDING TO RAMBAM (MAIMONIDES)

1. Ani ma'amin... I believe with complete faith that the Creator, Blessed is His Name, creates and guides all creatures, and that He alone made, makes, and will make everything.
2. Ani ma'amin... I believe with complete faith that the Creator, Blessed is His Name, is unique, and there is no uniqueness like His in any way, and that He alone is our G-d, Who was, Who is, and Who will always be.
3. Ani ma'amin... I believe with complete faith that the Creator, Blessed is His Name, is not physical and is not affected by any physical phenomena, and that there is no comparison whatsoever to Him.
4. Ani ma'amin... I believe with complete faith that the Creator, Blessed is His Name. is the very first and the very last.
5. Ani ma'amin... I believe with complete faith that the Creator, Blessed is His Name- to Him alone is it proper to pray and it is not proper to pray to any other.
6. Ani ma'amin... I believe with complete faith that all the words of the prophets are true.
7. Ani ma'amin... I believe with complete faith that the prophecy of Moses our teacher, peace upon him, was true, and that he was thwe father of the prophets- both those who preceeded him and those who followed him.
8. Ani ma'amin... I believe with complete faith that the entire Torah now in our hands is the same one that was given to Moses, our teacher, peace upon him.
9. Ani ma'amin... I believe with complete faith that this Torah will not be exchanged nor will there be another Torah from the Creator, Blessed is His Name.
10. Ani ma'amin... I believe with complete faith that the Creator, Blessed is His Name, knows the deeds of all human beings and their thoughts, as it is said, "He fashions their hearts all together, He comprehends all their deeds."
11. Ani ma'amin... I believe with complete faith that the Creator, Blessed is His Name, rewards with good all those who observe his commandments, and punishes those who violate his commandments.
12. Ani ma'amin... I believe with complete faith in the coming of the Messiah, and even though he may delay, nevertheless I anticipate every day that he will come.
13. Ani ma'amin... I believe with complete faith that there will be a resuscitation of the dead whenever the wish emanates from the Creator, Blessed is His Name and exalted is His mention, forever ald for all eternity.

For Your salvation do I long, L-rd.
I do long, L-rd, for your salvation.
L-rd, for your salvation do I long.

Excerpted from _The Complete Artscroll Siddur,_ pp 178-180, Mesorah Publications, Ltd., Copyright 1984, New York, New York.
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