Growing Spiritually Via The Thirteen Principles
Succinct and to the point, the famous Thirteen Principles of Maimonides hold a central place in Judaism. What many people do not realize, however, is that beyond their function as the principle beliefs of Judaism, they are tools for spiritual growth and personal development. For instance,
- belief in the Creator's oneness is the foundation of self-esteem
- understanding what it means to believe in the coming of the Messiah is the psychological cornerstone for conquering adversity
- knowing that your body will come back to life will revolutionize the way you think of your physical self and surroundings
Understood properly, the Thirteen Principles will naturally produce a penetrating, soulful outlook on life which helps you deal with the most difficult and confusing situations you find yourself in - be they family relationships, raising children, making a living, surviving a crisis, etc.
Designed to accommodate both the reader looking for quick inspiration as well as the heavy thinker looking for deep connections, this book brings to life the Thirteen Principles like never before. Truly, what you hold in your hands is a survival guide. Used wisely, again and again, it will eventually take you beyond survival and help you turn every life experience and difficulty into a self-replenishing wellspring of renewal and growth.
By Rabbi Ezriel Tauber