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Historically, it was not clear if you were allowed to violate the Sabbath even to save the life of a Jew, and it was not until fairly recently that the halacha has been formally reinterpreted to allow saving the life of a non-Jew if it requires violating the Sabbath. For example, there is a story regarding how ( iirc ) in the time of either the Maccabi's or ...


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Yichus for nonjews according to Jewish law follows the mother. See Rambam hilchos milachim umilchamos chapter 9 halacha 5. Therefore these children are complete siblings as far as we are concerned. I would like to add for the sake of clarity however that even relationships that are allowed such as a father marrying a daughter are off limits due to the fact ...


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Actually, the first paragraph of Aleinu, can be viewed as an explanation or "list" that expounds on the first sentence: "It is our obligation to praise the Master of all..." (Why???): ... "That he did not make us like the nations of the earth..." This is not any insult to the other nations by any means. I am thanking G-d for making me DIFFERENT than other ...


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The simple answer is that you're reading the prayer wrong: we aren't saying that we're happy that no other nations serve Hashem, but we're merely happy that at least we get to, for without the Torah, we too would be bowing to emptiness and nothing


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Unless the amount is de minimus (of minor importance), then it is an opportunity to make a Kiddush Hashem. Passing over that opportunity is throwing away a Mitzvah, and if caught could lead to a very bad Aveirah. I'm very skeptical that you could find a heter for that. This question discusses it. That is really the distinction between a Jew and a non-Jew ...


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The Avnei Yoshfei has a teshuvah on this subject. Regarding a non-Jew from whom one bought 4 items and who charged only for 3, he says that this is טעות עכו״ם and is allowed. The Jew does not have to tell the non-Jew that he is relying on the non-Jew's account. But note business halacha.com who quotes Rambam Hilchos Gezeilah 11 (4 & 5) and ...


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One is allowed to speak Lashon Hora about a non-Jew. The Pasuk says "לֹא-תֵלֵךְ רָכִיל בְּעַמֶּיךָ" - "Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people" (Leviticus 19:16). The words "among thy people" teach you that one is only forbidden to speak Lashon Hora about those who are included within "thy people". This goes so far as to include a Jew ...


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In one the hayom yoms it says that it is even worse to speak lashon horo about a goy because it can also be a chilul Hashem


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See #2 here from Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld for a lengthy discussion around the obligations of a Ben Noach to keep his word. The perspective he concludes with is: This approach is also suggested by the MISHNEH L'MELECH (Hilchos Melachim 10:7). The Mishneh l'Melech adds the examples of Avraham and Yitzchak, who made Avimelech make an oath. It is evident from ...


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Here is a list of the seven Noahide commandments: 1) Do not murder. 2) Do not steal. 3) Do not worship false gods. 4) Do not be sexually immoral. 5) Do not eat a limb removed from a live animal. 6) Do not curse God. 7) Set up courts and bring offenders to justice. It's debatable if law #7 also prohibits false testimony, but it sounds ...


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“In the future, the sons of Yishmael will return to the Holy Land when it was vacant from inhabitants for much time, and they will prevent Yisrael from returning to their land until that merit of the sons of Yishmael expires. At a certain time, the sons of Yishmael will be roused to wage brazen battles in the world. The sons of Edom will gather together and ...


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It does not depend on if he is Jewish or not. It depends on if they will keep more Mitzvos. For a observant Jew and a Ger Toshav you have to violate Shabbos to save there life. Anyone else you cannot. http://www.aishdas.org/student/shabbat.htm#_edn7


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Rambam in Hilchos Deos 7:7&8 says " Halacha 7 A person who takes revenge against a colleague transgresses a Torah prohibition, as [Leviticus 19:18] states: "Do not take revenge."... Halacha 8 Similarly, anyone who holds a grudge against another Jew violates a Torah prohibition... " Moznaim in the notes (quoting the words "Similarly, anyone who holds a ...


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I just saw a Kleinman Edition of Kitzur Shulchan Aruch and it wrote in a footnote "4. It is not forbidden to follow customs that have clearly developed for a specific benefit. For example, it is permitted for a physician to wear a doctor's coat so as to be recognize as a professional See Rama, Yoreh Deah 178" So it seems from that, that you are not ...


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First of all, when ever it comes to social media it is permissible to have and even encouraged if it is related to a mitzvah. For example, if you are sending out halachas to people through social media then go for it. If you are only using for things that are gashmius (physical) then you should not have it. Number 2: It says one should not dress like a ...


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NO! Based on the video, which I posted, we are supposed to be אור לגויים Check out this video, it gives many answers to the related topic, and as well to many unanswered questions. R. Osher Baddiel, London: "Was machen wir hier?


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I believe that you have unwittingly conflated two separate concepts here. Being an Or Lagoyim is a concept mention three times in Yeshayahu, as delineated and discussed in this excellent Wikipedia article. What seems to come together from those verses, as well as from the broad number of commentators on those sources (ranging from the Radak to Rav Kook, the ...


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This article from Arachim discusses the concept of "אור לגויים" in our times. The message of the article, in my words, is: "The concept of "Light unto the nations" means that we should be a symbol and an example of spiritual elevation and elevated and refined human relationships. We stand constantly in, so to speak, the shop window of the world, and we ...


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Or LaGoyim is indeed thrown around a lot. But I'm not sure where its source is. The question really should be, from where do we even know that we ever need to be a light unto the nations? Who says? It's a rather disputed idea, just how much we need to spread holiness. Indeed, the question of chilul hashem is a seperate one. But that's a real Halacha. If ...



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