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“Avraham walked with them to escort them” - B’reishit 18:16 “It is a positive commandment of Rabbinic origin to visit the sick, comfort mourners, to prepare for a funeral, prepare a bride, accompany guests, attend to all the needs of a burial, carry a corpse on one shoulders, walk before the bier, mourn, dig a grave, and bury the dead, and ...


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Here is a relevant Gemara in Yoma 10 אמר רבה בר בר חנה אמר רבי יוחנן משום ר' יהודה ברבי אלעאי עתידה רומי שתפול ביד פרס קל וחומר ומה מקדש ראשון שבנאוהו בני שם והחריבוהו כשדיים נפלו כשדיים ביד פרסיים מקדש שני שבנאוהו פרסיים והחריבוהו רומיים אינו דין שיפלו רומיים ביד פרסיים אמר רב עתידה פרס שתפול ביד רומי אמרו ליה רב כהנא ורב אסי לרב בנויי ביד סתורי אמר להו ...


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לעבדה ולשמרה. Their purpose is for this world. They are supposed to run it well, behave properly and morally, and develop the natural world. They aren't בני עולם הבא just like other creations aren't. When the world ends everything in it ends. Those who are imbued with a נשמה, have an element of עולם הבא which will live on in עולם הבא. Without that there is ...


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This one's pretty straightforward -- relations are prohibited (at least at the rabbinic level) with all non-Jews. Therefore, we apply the concept of "don't come close to a forbidden relation", which prohibits affectionate touching according to all, and non-affectionate touching according to some.


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Tefillin as I understand is a mitzvah which teathers your body to the 'light'. That is, you literally put them on your arm, which represents the heart, and on your head, which represents the eyes. In doing so, and saying the customary blessings and prayers with them enough, you gradually fill up your eyes and heart, or your organs, with what they call ...


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In Ninvei they did Teshuva and it helped. Chazal say that they undid buildings in order to return a stolen beam. Seemingly, that was enough, or even extreme. I do recall a Pirkei d'Rebbe Eliezer though, that says that 40 years later Ninvei returned to their bad ways and was destroyed. This was because they can't really do Teshuvah.


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The Ramban(Sefer Hamitzvos Aseh 16) writes that we are mechallel shabbos for a Ger Toshav: שנצטוינו להחיות גר ותושב להצילו מרעתו שאם היה נטבע בנהר או נפל עליו הגל שנטרח בכל כחנו בהצלתו ואם היה חולה נתעסק ברפואתו, וכל שכן מאחינו ישראל או גר צדק שאנו מחוייבים לו בכל אלה והוא בהם פקוח נפש שדוחה שבת והוא אמרו יתעלה וכי ימוך אחיך ומטה ידו עמך והחזקת בו גר ותושב ...


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It Is referring to a Ger Toshav a gentile that accepts upon himself not to worship idols and to eat neveilahs, dead animal carcasses: See this answer here In Avodah Zarah 64b, they ask: Who is a "ger toshav"? Whoever accepts upon himself, in front of three friends, not to worship idolatry — these are the words of Rabbi Me'ir. And the rabbis say: Whoever ...


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I don't have an explicit source for you, but there is a Ramma at the end of siman 244 concerning a nonjew who is working for a Jew in an allowed situation (tax collector) where the Ramma warns that the Jew may not sit next to the nonjew while he is performing this task. The Mishna Berurah brings a az and other Achronim who quantify this prohibition and ...


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It is allowed to tell a nonjew to do a m'lacha for himself. Ramma siman 307 siff 21. The Mishna Berurah #73 explains that since the item never belonged to a Jew, and the action being done is solely to benefit the nonjew, there was never a g'zeira of amira li'eino Yehudi.


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found this in the Rambam sefer hamitzvot (#3) Our Sages also said that this mitzvah (to love God) includes calling out to all mankind to serve G‑d (exalted be He) and to believe in Him. This is because when you love a person, for example, you praise him and call out to others to draw close to him. So too, if you truly love G‑d — through your ...


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All of humanity should obey Torah. It's how Torah applies to you is what is pertinent. A Jewish woman is going to do halacha for the Jewish woman. If you're a Jewish man, this won't necessarily apply to you. The question you should be asking, is what type of non-Jew am I and what halacha applies to that type of non-Jew. Here's a quick list of types of ...


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See Siddur Im D'ach, Shaar Chag HaMatzot; Lekutei Biurim (By Rabbi Hillel Malisov of Paritch), 47b. The Chassidei Umot haOlam derive their animal souls not from the 3 impure klipot, but from the klipat nogah, just like the animal soul of bnei Yisrael. The sheva mitzvot seem to be a rectification for the animal soul. Bnei Yisrael are born automatically with ...


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Judaism historically has been never a proselytizing religion. However, it is not forbidden according to many opinions to teach Torah to the Gentiles (although this is a major dispute among the Halachic Authorities, see here for more). The Netziv (Meshiv Davar, Yoreh Deah 77) says it is a mitzvah to teach the gentiles Torah Shebichtav, the written law. He ...


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If all you're having is borei nefashot foods, it's probably not necessary to do anything different. Say the bracha rishonah quietly before you take a bite, and a borei nefashot at the end. It's not that long. If you have to make an al hamichya, i would just tell them, "i'll be with you in a second, i just have to say a short grace after eating." As Double ...


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In the Sefer שאלת רב which is questions that were asked of R' Chaim Kanievsky, he was asked this specific question and ruled that in a letter to a non-Jew it should not be written. (שאלת רב, חלק א' פרק כ"ב אות ז - no link available): ז. המנהג לכתוב בכל איגרת בס"ד ובימי בין המצרים על נחמת ציון וכו" ובאלול אני לדודי וכו' מהו כשכותב אגרת לנכרי תשובה ...


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Rabbi David Katz book The World of The Ger is an amazing resource for learning about Ger Toshav, it has help me in my search as a non-Jew on my path to honor Hashem..


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The Lechem Mishna to the Rambam Hilchos Melachim 10:9 says that the fact that a non-Jew is not allowed to keep Shabbos or learn Torah is, in fact, a Rabbinic prohibition. So according to that, there are in fact Rabbinic enactments that apply to non-Jews, but perhaps it is only, like those two, where specified.



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