Noahide Laws, The Seven

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20 Menachem Av, 5746 · August 25, 1986
“G-d did not create the world for there to be chaos, but for peaceful civilization.” This unified purpose for mankind lies at the heart of the Seven Noahide Laws, which preceded even the Giving of the Torah.
Greater Opportunity, Greater Responsibility
Maimonides rules that every Jew was commanded at Sinai to influence all of mankind to observe the Seven Noahide Laws. 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, ...
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A universal code for mankind
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A warm welcome in wintry Wasilla from the entire community
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It is commonly assumed that Adam and Eve were vegetarians. In fact, it wasn’t until after the Great Flood (about 1,600 years after the creation of the world) that G‑d permitted Noah and his children to kill and consume animal life, thereby breaking a long...
Human civilization—the sum total of civilized human behavior—is not keeping pace, and in some very important ways, even regressing.
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