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God expects Jews to follow the torah and gentiles to follow the Noachide laws. Until you've converted you're still a gentile and don't have additional heavenly obligations. Perhaps you have heard of people in the process of conversion being required to do more. If so, it's likely a misunderstanding. Once you are studying with a rabbi he will guide you to ...
In בכורות דף מז, there is a dispute as to whether someone who had children and then converted had fulfilled the mitzvah of פרו ורבו, the commandment for Jews to have children. R' Yochanan says he has, for there is a commandment for even gentiles to have children, as the Torah says לשבת יצרה, mankind was created to multiply. Resh lakish argued because a ...
We obviously have Tefillin, Tzitzis, Tzedaka, and many others... See Beur Halacha 1:Hu Klal Gadol Batorah... For the 6 "constant mitzvos". 1. Believe in one G-d 2. Not to believe in any others 3. To unify Him 4. To love Him 5. To fear Him 6. Not to stray after one's thoughts and sights.
You are only obligated to keep the seven mitzvot bnei Noach/seven laws of the children of Noah. If you desire, you may do more, only if you do them properly(Hilchot Melachim 10:10, Raavad on Hilchot Issurei Bi'ah 14:7-8, Avodah Zara 64b, Krisos 9a). You are only obligated to do more mitzvot than the seven if you take upon yourself the whole Torah. There may ...
The Chafetz Chayim wrote ספר המצות הקצר, which lists all the mitzvos applicable nowadays, excluding (as he says in the intro, with my translation) "those practiced in Israel but not outside the land... those practiced only at the time the Temple stands... those connected to holiness and purity... those practiced by s'muchim courts". Among the mitzvos he ...
These come to mind: tefillin birchat hamazon kibbud av v'am kiriat shema talmud torah Are there more?
He says it in Sefer Shmiras HaLashon (Shaar HaTorah ch. 10) here and here: ידוע מש"כ בס"ח דמצוה שאין לה דורשין היא כמת מצוה He goes on to discuss the general importance of meis mitzvah, but I dont see him writing explicitly that it carries greater reward.
The Shlah writes this in Yoma: ולשון מצוה - צוותא, כענין שאמרו (ברכות ו ב) כל העולם לא נברא אלא לצוות לזה. Additionally, the Sfas Emmes writes this (Parshas Eikev: 632): ומצוה לשון צותא וחיבור כמ"ש במ"א
I heard today in the name of Meshech Chochma (but I have no precise citation) as follows: When one has these two choices — fulfilling the thou-shalt, which forces him to violate the shalt-not, and obeying the shalt-not, which forces him to ignore the thou-shalt — one is forced to violate a command. In a case of coercion, one is absolved from ...
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