Maimonides 13 Principles
by Rabbi Mordechai Blumenfeld
Divine inspiration cannot provide a sufficient basis for an authoritative Torah.
The roots of idolatry and free will.
With this Principle, the Rambam parts company with Aristotle and describes a God who necessarily preceded Creation and is free to choose to create.
Pleasure and pain, joy and sorrow all have one Source.
Why should an affirmation of God's absolute existence determine one's ability to fulfill Torah?
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