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Morning Service

5. I firmly believe that the Creator, blessed be his name, is the only one to whom it is proper to address our prayers, and that we must not pray to anyone else.

6. I firmly believe that all the words of the Prophets are true.

7. I firmly believe that the prophecy of Moses our teacher, may he rest in peace, was true; and that he was the chief of the prophets, both of those who preceded and of those that followed him.

8. I firmly believe that the whole Torah which we now possess is the same which was given to Moses our teacher, may he rest in peace.

9. I firmly believe that this Torah will not be changed, and that there will be no other Torah given by the Creator, blessed be his name.

10. I firmly believe that the Creator, blessed be his name, knows all the actions and thoughts of human beings, as it is said: “It is he who fashions the hearts of them all, he who notes all their deeds."[1]

11. I firmly believe that the Creator, blessed be his name, rewards those who keep his commands, and punishes those who transgress his commands.

12. I firmly believe in the coming of Messiah; and although he may tarry, I daily wait for his coming.

13. I firmly believe that there will be a revival of the dead at a time which will please the Creator, blessed and exalted be his name forever and ever.


For thy salvation I hope, O Lord.[2] I hope, O Lord, for thy salvation. O Lord, for thy salvation I hope.


(Symbol missingHebrew characters) is the Targum paraphrase of the preceding verse.

  1. Psalm 33:15.
  2. Genesis 49:18.