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the chovos halevavos starts off in gate 1: After investigating after what is the most necessary of the cornerstones and fundamentals of our religion, we found that the wholehearted acceptance of the unity of God is the root and foundation of Judaism. It is the first of the gates of the Torah, and it differentiates between the believer and the ...


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One who keeps the mitzvos of the torah but believes that the torah was invented by human beings would fall into the category that you mention. You can see in the answers to Belief in midrashim that not all midrashim are meant to be completely literal. However, one must be careful not to go overboard on the matter. There is a statement that I recall ...



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