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What is the purpose of the holy book of Judaism?


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October 01, 2017 7:12PM

The Hebrew Bible increases our reverence towards God; crystallizes, strengthens and codifies our beliefs; ensures our awareness and knowledge of our history; and provides powerful impetus to be ethical.
It makes us stand in awe of God, while also providing optimism and comfort through the prophecies of redemption. It inspires us to strive for holiness and informs us how to pray and to approach God's presence. See also the Related Link.

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August 14, 2012 7:46AM

To teach, exhort, provide some history, tell us God's ways, keep us from straying, and to describe the covenant and God's commands.