The 13 Principles of Faith

the fundamentals of jewish philosophy: a video series

profound wisdom

timeless & unexpected

Belief is more than a powerful tool or a life skill.  As cognitive and moral psychologists are demonstrating, it’s the tether that links who we are to reality itself and enables us to not only make sense of our lives but is what allows us to literally see the world.

This series explores the fundamental belief structure and wisdom of Judaism through the eyes of one of history’s greatest philosopher Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, better known as Maimonides. 

The Freedom Found in Freewill

Idolatry at it’s basic level is the externalization of a person’s psychology. Feelings, thoughts, and beliefs that should remain inside the person and motivate growth

Death of Man’s Divinity

The fifth principle outlines that God alone is fitting to be worshiped and nothing else. This doesn’t just exclude the idea of idolatry but any

Wrapping Up Review

This is part two of the previous class. This course attempts to link together the past 13 lectures to provide a meta-view of the topics

Taking Stock

This course attempts to link together the past 13 lectures to provide a meta-view of the topics covered. What emerges seems to be the idea

Creation From Nothing

Today we know the universe had a starting point. What that means from the perspective of physics is a hot topic but one things for

Creation From Eternal Nothingness

The fourth principle puts forward God is eternal and that time is a created thing just like the rest of the world. Here we see

Willing Yourself to Do Differently

Self integration demands the development of the trait of willingness as opposed to willfully forcing the world to be the way you want it to

God’s Unity and Self Integration

The second principle asks us to believe God is “one” . This concept is too abstract to grasp intellectually. A better way to get a

The Hero’s Journey

The world you exist in seems to have two planes of existence. One is a world of facts. The other is a world of meaning.