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About God's 13 merciful attributes

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Is there a comprehensive list(s) which has every single attribute/trait of G-d, blessed be He, with their corresponding Torah, Talmud, etc. verses?

As the question states, I'm looking for some kind of a resource which contains a clear list, in a bullet-point form or otherwise, of every single attribute of G-d, blessed be He, according to Jewish ...
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What does "omniscience" really mean?

Standard teaching is that God is omniscient. But what does the word mean? To most, it means "One who knows everything". To me, it means "One who knows everything that there is to ...
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Chart of opinions on the 13 Middos of Rachamim

We often recite Exodus 34:6,7 in our prayers. These verses contain what are known as the 13 Middos HaRachamim, the thirteen attributes of mercy. It's actually a dispute how to break up the two verses ...
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What is the relationship between saying the 13 Middot and accompanying piyyuṭim?

During seliḥot, we* interweave saying piyyuṭim with the recitation of the 13 middot. This is thematically sensible, since the recitation of the 13 middot is supposed to effect God's forgiveness1 2, ...
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"Mi Kel Komocha" corresponding to 13 Attributes of Mercy

מִי אֵל כָּמוֹךָ נוֹשא עָוֹן וְעוֹבֵר עַל פֶּשַׁע לִשְׁאֵרִית נַחֲלָתוֹ לֹא הֶחֱזִיק לָעַד אַפּוֹ כִּי חָפֵץ חֶסֶד הוּא The words of 'Mi Kel Komocha' supposedly correspond to the 13 Attributes of ...
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Why does the paytan refer to the Thirteen Attributes as “Thirteen words”?

There is a piyut which is said by Minhag Lita on the fifth (sometimes, in some customs, on the fourth) weekday of the Aseres Yimei Teshuvah; by Nusach Sefard on the second Monday of BeHa”B; and by ...
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Why don’t we say Keil Erech Apayim on Yom Kippur?

According to my Nusach Ashkenaz Siddur, the Thirteen Middos are preceded by a passage beginning קל ארך אפים, whose text is as follows: אֵ-ל אֶרֶךְ אַפַּיִם אַתָּה וּבַעַל הָרַחֲמִים נִקְרֵאתָ. ...
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Why is “truth” a trait of compassion?

One of the Thirteen Attributes of Mercy is that of “truth” (Shemos 34:6). ArtScroll (ex. Yom Kippur Machzor, p. 110) quotes Rabbeinu Tam,1 who explains that “truth” refers to the fact that He never ...
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Why do we say the 13 Middos so often?

The Gemara in Rosh HaShanah 17b states that HaShem told Moshe Rabbeinu that whenever the Jews sin, they should recite the 13 Middos and they will be forgiven. Why do we say the 13 Middos so often ...
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Significance of 13 Attributes of Mercy in Prayer

According to the Gemara Rosh Hashana (17b) the recitation of the 13 attributes of God leads to forgiveness: א"ר יוחנן אלמלא מקרא כתוב אי אפשר לאומרו מלמד שנתעטף הקב"ה כשליח צבור והראה לו למשה סדר ...
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