Life is a frail and transitory thing, but it has been given a higher purpose and dignity through the revelation of God's Teaching to Israel, and the resulting dedication of an entire people to God's service.
Prayer is a universal phenomenon in the soul-life of man. It is the soul's reaction to the terrors and joys, the uncertainties and dreams of life.
Because man is endowed with Reason, he can subdue his impulses in the service of moral and religious ideals, and is born to bear rule over Nature.
Though man comes from the dust, sin is not a part of his nature. Man can overcome sin, and through repentance attain to at-one-ment with his Maker.
To Israel's faithful hosts in the past, as to its loyal sons and daughters of the present, the Siddur has been the gate to communion with their Father in Heaven; and, at the same time, it has been a mighty spiritual bond that unites them to their scattered brethren the world over.
Man must be a co-worker with God in making this earth a garden.
Not indolence but congenial work is man's Divinely allotted portion.
Man's most sacred privilege is freedom of will, the ability to obey or disobey his Maker.
A wife is not a man's shadow or subordinate, but his other self, his helper, in a sense which no other creature on earth can be.
Sabbath rest is more than mere abstention from physical work; and, therefore, must include worship and Scripture-reading
Men of all lands and climes are brothers.
Judaism stands or falls with its belief in the historic actuality of the revelation at Sinai.