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Who has to keep the seven laws of Noah? Why are they called Noahide laws? An in-depth look at this set of laws.

The Seven Noahide Laws

The Seven Noahide Laws

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February 8, 2014
The Noahide Laws

The Noahide Laws are Torah ... Lite! Very lite! And so fundamental that without the belief in them, it almost disqualifies one from being considered a functioning human life form.

Imagine believing that ones own prejudices were sufficient to determine what is right and what is wrong. As my Aunt once pointed out to me when I was an AgnoTheist. "What if the whole world ran according to your understanding?" Didn't take me very long to change into a Theist Judeo/Christian. I am at least honest enough to admit that running the world according to my lights would be a horror movie.

The Torah with it's wisdom, knowledge and understanding and the Messianic revelation of the love, mercy and grace of Heshem is just the beginning of the skill set required to heal the world.
Susan Browne
February 4, 2014
Amazing information!
I had no idea about these 7 laws until now. However, it's amazing as a child of God, that I would already have these principles instilled upon me. I am so glad to read this. I will share this with friends.
South Africa
December 2, 2013
Re English
Yes, you can find the Seven Noahide Laws in English at this link Staff
November 30, 2013
The Seven Noahide Laws. Have a English text?
Ernesto Benfilh
October 24, 2012
When EVERY Jew takes his/her role of being a priest unto the world seriously then I think the Messianic age will have arrived, at the moment it is unclear.
October 21, 2012
In 2007 the Chief Rabbi of Israel declared, of Hinduism and Judaism "1. Their respective Traditions teach that there is One Supreme Being who is the Ultimate Reality, who has created this world in its blessed diversity and who has communicated Divine ways of action for humanity, for different peoples in different times and places." With this and the rest of the statements of the "Declaration of Mutual Understanding and Cooperation from the First Jewish-Hindu Leadership Summit" between Rabbi Yona Metzger, Chief Rabbi of Israel, and Swami Dayanand Saraswati, of the Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha, it was established that the Hindus are indeed observant Noachides!
New York
September 9, 2012
To the Rabbi, thank you for this informative discussion! Speaking as a Hindu this was very interesting to me. Much of what you shared with regard to these Noachide Laws, including these laws themselves, is very much in line with our beliefs!

To the commenters, Hinduism IS a monotheistic faith. The rumour that our faith is not is a myth that was spread, and at times even wrongly taught in Western schools, both by those who innocently misunderstood us and lying missionaries of other religions (especially Christianity).

True faith of the books (which actually follows our scriptures) is purely monotheistic and we don't believe that all "gods" are one God either. That is a concocted non-scriptural belief.
January 26, 2012
Noahide Laws
Ack! This is so exciting! Surely the Messiah can't be far off?!?!
Mercersburg, PA
December 26, 2011
Good teaching
I have been a Noahide for several years and love learing Torah from The Jews are the heart and brain, the noahides are the limbs. What good is a brain and heart without limbs? and what good are limbs without a brain and heart? We are all a part of the whole. Regarding the comment above about not teaching the noahide laws because it will cause people to stray from Torah - the noahide laws are Torah - hello. It is a noahides desire to live within the Torah under the guidance of Torah scholars.
Brian Bond
amarillo, TX
June 2, 2011
Is G_d a concept? Obviously this goes beyond human conception but if we make a concept and carry it round with us we are lugging around a small piece of mental mass (all thought has mass) which is in fact an idol. How do you get round this?
Durham, UK
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