was the greatest prophet, leader and teacher in Judaism
. Torah, the Jewish bible, refers to the Five Books of
Moses; Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and
Deuteronomy. The word torah can also be used to refer
to the entire Jewish bible the body of scripture known
to non-Jews as the Old Testament and to Jews as the
Tanakh or Written Torah, it contains the whole body of
Jewish law and teachings. . The Hebrew names of the
first five books are derived from the first few words of
the book. The text of each book is more or less the same
in Jewish translations as what you see in Christian
no dogma, no formal set of beliefs that one must hold to
be a Jew. In Judaism, actions are far more important
than beliefs, although there are beliefs within Judaism.
The fact of God's existence is accepted almost without
question. Proof is not needed, and is rarely offered.
The Torah begins by stating "In the beginning, God
created There is only one God. No other being
participated in the work of creation. God is a unity. He
is a single, whole, complete indivisible entity. He
cannot be divided into parts or described by attributes.
Any attempt to ascribe attributes to God is merely man's
imperfect attempt to understand the infinite. God is the
only being to whom we should offer praise. Everything in
the universe was created by God and only by God. Judaism
completely rejects the dualistic notion that evil was
created by Satan or some other deity. All comes from
God. As Isaiah said, "I am the Lord, and there is none
else. I form the light and create darkness, I make peace
and create evil. I am the Lord, that does all these
things." (Is. 45:6-7).