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Principles of Faith

This series is a new look at the Rambam's thirteen principles of faith from the perspective of a modern reader. Where did the Rambam get his principles and how do they apply today. We take an in depth look at the Rambam's attempt to formulate a Jewish dogma in his introduction to his commentary on the Mishna in Sanhedrin chapter ten. We try to understand each principle in the context of the Rambam's philosophy and the science of the day and then try to translate those into modern terms. Along the way we discuss perspectives that the Rambam rejected but which were embraced by other Rishonim. In the last part of the series we discuss principles of faith that the Rambam omitted.