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Jan
19
comment Heter for Inviting Non-Jew to Hot Meal on Yom Tov
Ah, I mean it's sad for us, as Bnei Noach because we're in an intermediary stage of acceptance. Ger Toshav is not accepted today, so we get placed into the geder of goy. So that means no play groups for our children, no Torah education, etc. Sad in an emotional sense. And of course we're not going to send our child to public school, so it's still a bit of a lonely existence, particularly for our child.
Jan
19
comment Heter for Inviting Non-Jew to Hot Meal on Yom Tov
Not sure why you think I don't understand
Jan
19
comment Heter for Inviting Non-Jew to Hot Meal on Yom Tov
As a non-Jew in an observant community, most Jews do not directly invite me. Instead, they say that such and such is occurring, there will be food open to the community, etc. and I just show up. One reason, is that I'm not mekablin ger(tzedek) (I'm not accepted as a ger in the community since only gerei tzedek are accepted today, however I'm a ben Noach). It's kind of funny, kind of sad, but it does seem a necessary fence.
Jan
5
comment Was Esau commanded in circumcision?
Fred answers the question. I don't see why this has to be closed.
Jan
5
comment Was Esau commanded in circumcision?
Since it requires teshuvah, I don't think it would matter who his descendants turn out to have been.
Jan
4
comment Was Esau commanded in circumcision?
@DanF, we know that Yishmaelites circumcise, but I don't think it's a commandment for them like Yitzhak. I heard a shiur on Chesed l'Avraham that the seichel of Esau/Edom will do teshuvah and unite/nilveh in some way to Yaacov. The Greco-Roman west is viewed by many as being Edom. There are a lot of non-Jews leaving Christianity and the studious ones are finding sheva mitzvot bnei Noach and wondering about doing positive mitzvot. I'm wondering if circumcision is eventually "in the cards" for some of these types, eventually becoming gerim or the like.
Jan
4
comment Was Esau commanded in circumcision?
He spurned his birthright. So I was wondering how far from haShem Esau went and if he did teshuvah would he then need to keep bris milah. Also targum Yonason says that Esau's head is buried at Yitzchok's bosom. Which suggests from a Chabad Chassidus perspective that the seichel of Esau was redeemable as long as his midot weren't in control.
Jan
4
asked Was Esau commanded in circumcision?
Dec
11
revised What are the mitzvot that a gentile is forbidden to do?
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Dec
6
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Dec
2
asked Are Chasidei Umot haOlam a mixture of pure and impure, or just pure?
Nov
8
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Sep
13
comment Is a non Jew allowed to wear the tablets of the 10 commandments as a necklace?
No where in Rambam does it say Bnei Noach cannot do Mitzvot. Hilchot Melachim 10:10 says that they may do any if performed properly.
Sep
11
comment Is a non Jew allowed to wear the tablets of the 10 commandments as a necklace?
Could you cite the prohibition? The only thing I've ever found is that the Radbaz was choichech/deliberated on the matter of tefillin, mezuzot, and scrolls.
Sep
11
comment Are there any alternative titles for Bnei Noach in Tanakh and Rabbinic literature?
Also, I'm not arguing - that's not what he is saying. Even bnei Yisrael accept sheva mitzvot, but that does not make them bnei Noach. The original poster is looking for halachic gederim/categories. "Bnei Noach" is a certain category, just like ger toshav, ger tzedek, goy, etc.
Sep
11
comment Are there any alternative titles for Bnei Noach in Tanakh and Rabbinic literature?
Bnei Yisrael have also accepted sheva mitzvot bnei Noach. Are you saying that bnei Yisrael are bnei Noach? (They're not, see Nedarim 31) The original poster is looking for the different types of gederim.
Sep
11
comment Are there any alternative titles for Bnei Noach in Tanakh and Rabbinic literature?
It's not quite true. It's not an alternative. Ger toshav are chassidei umot haOlam, but chassidei umot haOlam are not necessarily ger toshav. Bnei Noach are not necessarily ger toshav or chassidei umot haOlam either. The Rambam mentions these different categories separately in Hilchot Melachim 8:10-12.
Sep
11
comment Are there any alternative titles for Bnei Noach in Tanakh and Rabbinic literature?
This is not necessarily true. Rambam says that only bnei Noach that accept Torah are Chassidei Umot haOlam. There are bnei Noach that do not live in the land, do not go before a beis din, or do not accept Torah. This is your bnei Noach stam.
Sep
4
comment Is there really a distinct “Jewish soul”?
There are souls of non-Jews that come from klipat nogah as well - Chassidei Umot haOlam.
Aug
28
comment Can one destroy a bird's nest if the noise bothers him?
You may move it if you derive benefit from moving it.