God in Judaism
The Jewish God is not merely a philosophical concept, a final cause which explains the existence of the universe. Rather, the Jewish God is a personal God, the true hero of the biblical stories, and a guide and mentor. In the Bible, God has one proper name and a host of other appellations.Read more
Texts and Traditions
The Bible does not have a single conception of God.
Jewish texts teach that all humans are created in the image of God.
The lowest level of prophecy, but a mighty powerful voice.
Messengers of God who appear in traditional texts--causing discomfort for some Jewish thinkers.
All the basics you need to know.
The centrality of God in Judaism may not be as straightforward as you think.
Hermann Cohen and Franz Rosenzweig stressed the ethical implications of God.
Jewish feminists challenge traditionally male language for God.
How to respond to kids' questions about God with sophistication and honesty.
Some feminist critiques of the Jewish God lead to surprising notions about masculinity.
To what extent do Jews believe that miracles occurred in the past and continue to occur today?
Traditional Judaism answers with an emphatic yes.
Like many medieval thinkers, Maimonides formulated proofs for the existence of God.
Can the skeptic embark on a Jewish spiritual journey?
Prayer remains vital to our religious experience, even if God doesn't swoop down to remove tumors.
Books and People
By Neil Gillman
Saadiah's rational analysis of God and Judaism set a precedent for medieval philosophers.
Maimonides' theology tells us more about what God isn't than what God is.
By Rifat Sonsino and Daniel B. Syme
Judaism may have introduced monotheism to the world, but there is a lot of variety in conceptions of that one God.