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God in Judaism

In Judaism, ultimate reality is a single, all-powerful God. It is this belief that made the Jews unique among other ancient Semitic peoples and that became the legacy Judaism has passed on to the entire Western world.

When it comes to beliefs, Judaism is best known for its "ethical monotheism," which is the belief in one God who demands ethical behavior of humans. God's name in Hebrew is YHWH, which simply - but significantly - means "I am."

  • YHWH

    The sacred name of God as revealed to Moses in the Torah is YHWH. The name of God is critically important to Jewish beliefs. Since ancient Hebrew was written without vowels, it is not know what the original pronunciation of this word... full article →