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comment Ben Noah and his obligations regarding vows
"If a Jew would not violate that law in this case, all the more so a non-Jew. [This is all assuming that law #6 prohibits non-Jews from using God's name in an oath, and then not fulfilling that oath]" - needs a source. A non-Jew is forbidden to perform (or undergo, I am not sure which of the 2) abortion under even stricter circumstances than a Jew is. It is an exception. Are vows another exception like that?
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comment Is there a negative connotation around converting to Judaism?
A real-deal Jew is likely to have more than one convert in maternal line in 50 generations since the Exodus. What I mean is that no-one can be 100% sure they do not descend from converts, and, in general, it is not a problem. A convert her/himself is subject to certain marriage limitations, but not on the ground of being merely a convert but coming from presumably immoral culture. Talking about a sincere convert, that is.
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comment Ben Noah and his obligations regarding vows
@sabbahillel: the person wants to know if there is any 'sin', halakhic punishment of any kind, possibly coming from the 7 laws of Bnei Noah, if he makes a false statement before the Beis Din, to strengthen his will (if there are negative consequences) and not to lie.
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answered How does someone not know they're Jewish?
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comment Abrahamic covenant and Brit Milah - how is the covenant passed down?
@DoubleAA: So maybe you can turn your comment into an answer and then I will ask another question about the Rambam Melachim 10:8 and its meaning. I think it is very important to understand these issues as clearly as possible. It is very difficult for me to understand והואיל ונתערבו היום בני ישמעאל בבני קטורה יתחייבו הכל במילה בשמיני. ואין נהרגין עליה
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comment Abrahamic covenant and Brit Milah - how is the covenant passed down?
@DoubleAA: If they are Jews they are under Mosaic covenant, which is transmitted in maternal line. I assume Abrahamic covenant is transmitted in paternal line (Abraham - Isaac and Ishmail - Jacob - ..., but I have no more information than the example given in Bereshit for how it descends through generations. If all those of 'seed of Abraham' are under it, then any route leading to him would mean being under the covenant).
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comment Abrahamic covenant and Brit Milah - how is the covenant passed down?
Let's try to wrap it up: Rambam does not say all Isaac descendants to this day are bound by Abrahamic covenant, since Mosaic covenant replaced it. If there were descendants from Isaac who did not make it to the mount Sinai living today, they would be under Abrahamic covenant. Descendants of Ishmael are under Abrahamic covenant. This makes a child of a Jewish father and Gentile mother Bene Noah and for this category no circumcision is required. Is this correct?
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comment Abrahamic covenant and Brit Milah - how is the covenant passed down?
@DoubleAA: but then, what does the obligation Rambam pointed to mean: hebrewbooks.org/rambam.aspx?rid=15011 ?
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revised Abrahamic covenant and Brit Milah - how is the covenant passed down?
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