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Unformatted text preview: between groups, and the groups were banned from inter-marriages. During the Age of Cogency, Moses Ben Maimon was recognized as a major leader of Judaism. He wrote a paper called The Thirteen Principles . This document is a group of beliefs that coincide with Judaists beliefs. For example, the first principle states, I believe with perfect faith that the Creator, blessed be his name, is the Author and Guide of everything that has been created, and that he alone has made, does make, and will make all things. This is the first principle that means that there is one God that should be exalted. The paper then goes on to discuss the idea of mystical visions. There have been multiple schools of Jewish mysticism, but the one at the forefront is called the Kabbalah. The statements of this school can be found in the Zohar, a sacred text of Judaism. This book focuses on the attributes of God which are important because the Bible states that God creates humans in his image....
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