All Revelations guide man to believe
in the Supreme Power, the Originator of the Divine Law;
a belief that may free him from devotion to any false life
and relate him to the divinity within and around

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Supreme Power
in Judaism

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In the Old Testament, revelations guide man to go beyond   diversities in order to see the underlying unity and order. That is the way to realize the existence of the Transcendent Unseen Supreme Power. This Supreme Power is called God. Even though God manifests Himself in His creation, God remains Transcendent, Unknown, and Unseen. If man is not aware of that truth, he is either confused between God and His manifestations or distracted by the manifestations and cannot discern the existence of the One Beyond.
Torah means law,  the guidance of Moses led his people to recognize the Divine Law which govern every thing. The ten commandments themselves reveal the ethical law that is believed to be universal.
The transcedental aspect of God is greatly emphasized in Torah, Moses warned people not to project an image of God, nor to personify Him, or draw a mental or physical image of Him. It is considered a fatal mistake to create an image of God because it implies that man can put limits to what is limitless, or measures what is eternal, absolute, perfect with the yardstick of what is transient, relative or imperfect. As such he will lose his link to the really divine.


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When Moses asked God what to tell the children of Israel if they asked him about the name of God, the answer was

"I AM THAT I AM". The Lord explains: "thou say unto the children of Israel I AM hath sent me unto you". (Exodus III: 14) "The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name forever, and this is my memorial unto all generations" (Ex. 3: 15).

In a clear guidance Moses stresses the Transcendent God:

"Take ye therefore good heed of yourselves.

Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you, a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,

The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air,

The likeness of anything that creepeth on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the water beneath the earth

And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the, even all the host of heaven shouldest be driven to worship them and serve them, which the Lord thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven. (De:4: 15-19)

A short time before he passed away, Moses in (Deuteronomy V: 1), repeats to his people "the word of God" through the Ten Commandments of which the first three are the base: "you should know that God, the Lord, the Divine power transcends any image you make".


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Man is distinguished because he is capable of discerning the existence of the creator, and devotes himself to his Lord. Through that devotion, he realizes his freedom and experiences the divine from within.

The Old Testament states so early:

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (Ge:1:26-27)


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Moses tells his people:

And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, (De:10:12)

To serve the Lord, in the Holy Bible is to be free from devotion to any aspect of temporal life. Freedom in that sense is acquired by man's understanding of his relationship with God; and that devotion to Him implies mainly the respect of man's divine origin by keeping himself open to receive God's love and support.