Judaism is Faith Lived

“Maimonides famously set out Thirteen Principles of Faith. But, as Rabbi Simeon ben Zemah Duran pointed out in the Middle Ages, and Franz Rosenzweig did in modern times, they can be further summarised as three: creation, revelation, redemption. On Shabbat we live creation. Learning Torah we live revelation. Performing acts of chessed, covenantal love, we live redemption. We do not philosophise about these things, we enact them. Jewish faith is not primarily about creeds or theologies; it is not faith thought, but faith lived.”

Radical Then, Radical Now, p. 165