Fundamentals of the Jewish People and Torah

It is a Mitzvah to always be Happy!!!

The Six Constant Mitzvot (Commandments):

  1. To know and believe in the existence and providence of G-d.
  2. Don't believe in any other god(s) or powers whatsoever.
  3. To know and believe that G-d is one. "Hear O Israel, the Lord our G-d, the Lord is one" (Deut. 6:4). The Rambam (Maimonides) writes that the highest level of wisdom a person can attain is to comprehend the simplistic oneness of G-d.
  4. To love G-d. Love is the emotional pleasure and perception of another's virtues. As Rambam writes, a person can only have true love according to the degree they know the object of their love. To know a little - love a little. To know a lot - love a lot.
  5. Fear (awe) of G-d. Yirah Shamyim (yirah = "to fear" and "to see", Shamyim = "G-d's Place") King Solomon says "Fear G-d and keep his commandments for that is the whole duty of Humanity. The beginning of wisdom is fear of G-d." Fear will bring you to love.
  6. "Don't be misled by your heart and your eyes" as stated by Rabbi Noah Weingberg. Don't think you're so strong and don't have total trust in yourself.

THE RAMBAM'S THIRTEEN PRINCIPLES OF JEWISH FAITH: (As quoted from the Orthodox Union of America)

  1. I believe with perfect faith that G-d is the Creator and Ruler of all things. He alone has made, does make, and will make all things.
  2. I believe with perfect faith that G-d is One. There is no unity that is in any way like His. He alone is our G-d He was, He is, and He will be.
  3. I believe with perfect faith that G-d does not have a body. physical concepts do not apply to Him. There is nothing whatsoever that resembles Him at all.
  4. I believe with perfect faith that G-d is first and last.
  5. I believe with perfect faith that it is only proper to pray to G-d. One may not pray to anyone or anything else.
  6. I believe with prefect faith that all the words of the prophets are true.
  7. I believe with perfect faith that the prophecy of Moses is absolutely true. He was the chief of all prophets, both before and after Him.
  8. I believe with perfect faith that the entire Torah that we now have is that which was given to Moses.
  9. I believe with perfect faith that this Torah will not be changed, and that there will never be another given by G-d.
  10. I believe with perfect faith that G-d knows all of man's deeds and thoughts. It is thus written (Psalm 33:15), "He has molded every heart together, He understands what each one does."
  11. I believe with perfect faith tha G-d rewards those who keep His commandments, and punishes those who transgress Him.
  12. I believe with perfect faith in the coming of the Messiah. How long it takes, I will await His coming every day.
  13. I believe with perfect faith that the dead will be brought back to life when G-d wills it to happen.


If G-d brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
Happy moments, praise G-d.
Difficult moments, seek G-d.
Quiet moments, worship G-d.
Painful moments, trust G-d.
Every moment, thank G-d.

There's no present like time, and no time like the present.
(Apply towards important relationships: marriage, children, parents...)