What do jews believe about god

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What Do Jews Believe?: The Spiritual Foundations of Judaism by David S. Ariel

In this fresh and lucid study, Ariel presents the fundamentals of Jewish thought on the profound issues of God, human destiny, good and evil, Torah, and messianism, guiding the reader toward a definition of the beliefs that shape Jewish identity. This lively exploration of Jewish ideas and beliefs provides a rationale and stimulus for anyone seeking to understand or reconnect to the rich and diverse spiritual tradition of Judaism.
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Must a Jew Believe in God?

How important is belief in God? These questions—articulated in this way—are relatively modern ones. However, while normative Judaism has always been God-centered, some thinkers—both ancient and modern—have conceptualized Judaism in ways that make beliefs about God less central. The existence of God or gods was taken for granted in the ancient and medieval world. Atheism and agnosticism only emerged as real options in the modern era, as consequences of secularization, the separation of church and state, and above all, the reliance on science for explanations of natural phenomena. One might argue that belief in God was less central to Jews of the rabbinic era the few centuries following the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE than it was to Jews in the Middle Ages, not because God was less important, but because belief itself was. Though Jews tended to believe in certain shared concepts—e.

Jewish people believe in the Torah, which was the whole of the laws given to At Mt. Sinai, God gave Moses the Law which would guide the Israelites to today.
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Cultural reasons most Jews do not believe in Jesus

Followers of Judaism believe in one God who revealed himself through ancient prophets. The history of Judaism is essential to understanding the Jewish faith, which has a rich heritage of law, culture and tradition. Their God communicates to believers through prophets and rewards good deeds while also punishing evil. Jewish people worship in holy places known as synagogues, and their spiritual leaders are called rabbis. The six-pointed Star of David is the symbol of Judaism. Today, there are about 14 million Jews worldwide. Most of them live in the United States and Israel.

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