Maimonides rules that every Jew was commanded at Sinai to influence all of mankind to
observe the Seven Noahide Laws. In the past, Jews did not have the ability to do this. They
were locked in ghettos and were forbidden to interact with, and certainly to influence, their
non-Jewish neighbors… Torah exempts a person when circumstances are beyond his control –
but it is not considered as if the mission were accomplished; the bottom line is that the goal
was not achieved.
It is unquestionable that conditions have changed in recent times such that Jews and non-
Jews have much greater interaction, and relations today are much closer and more connected.
Therefore, even in a place where not a single Jew seems to live, you must do everything in your
power to make that place more civilized, by promoting the observance of the Seven Noahide