Judaism: The Three Key Roles Of God

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One of the central prayers in Judaism, the Shema, expresses the most profound tenet of Judaism. This prayer is found in the Hebrew bible in the book of Deuteronomy chapter 6, verse 4 this passage says, "Hear, O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is one.” The main belief in the Jewish faith is that of monotheism. Monotheism is the belief that there is only One God. in the time that the Jewish faith has been around, much has been written about the Jewish faith’s one God. in this paper I am going to look at three key roles of God in Judaism. There are thirteen principles that a Jew believes in:
1. God exists
2. God is one and unique
3. God is incorporeal
4. God is eternal
5. Prayer is to be directed to God alone and to no other
6. The words
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Yahweh is at the heart of the close relationship with the Jews. The textbook writes about this relationship as being perceived as a loving Father who is infinitely Majestic, sometimes revealing divine power when children need chastening. Communication is a very important to the relationship. Yahweh is not abstract or impersonal. The Genesis creation account shows this relationship in action. In this set of principles Yahweh’s role in Judaism is as a father to his…show more content…
In conclusion, as we went through these five principles of Jewish belief we see that we get three different roles of God in Judaism, for the first three principles Gods role was as a father to his people. then in the fourth principle we saw that “God is eternal” and that He created the universe which therefore created religion itself. Finally, we found in principle eleven that God is not only the lawgiver but also the judge of mankind. out of the thirteen basic principles of Jewish belief I picked these five because they were fairly easy but I tried to come up with a different role for each principle and for the most part I was able to a few of them I had to combine like on through three. But I digress, it is hard to give just one role to God in Judaism, but, if I had to do it, I would say that the role of God in Judaism is the role of an eternal father. This role encompasses all the other principle and roles and make god the head of all the earth at the

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