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comment Is there any torah study community that allows Non - Jews?
Yes. Find a Chabad house in your area and ask them to study the laws of the children of Noah. That is the usual starting point for all non-Jews.
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answered Mission to educate?
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comment Does one have to pay a non-Jew back double?
Finally, someone who uses a proper halachic term for a type of non-Jew(goy).
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comment What is the basis for the focus on the difference between Jews and everybody else?
There are different kinds of non-Jews/gentiles. Some non-Jews are supposed to be taken care of if needed/l'chiyuso.
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revised What are the mitzvot that a gentile is forbidden to do?
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comment What are the mitzvot that a gentile is forbidden to do?
"Gentile" needs to be properly defined. There is not such thing as a "gentile" in halacha. "Gentile" is too broad of a term. There are many types of non-Jews in halacha.
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answered What are the mitzvot that a gentile is forbidden to do?
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comment What are the mitzvot that a gentile is forbidden to do?
@mil the Raadbaz was chochech and decided to be stringent in regards to tefillin, mezuzot, and scrolls(Raadbaz on Hilchot Melachim 10:10). This is in regards to bnei Noach and not goyim(Hilchot Melachim 10:10). Goyim should not be doing anything but studying the seven laws of the children of Noah(Hilchot Melachim 10:9).
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comment Is there any reason a Jewish woman should not shake hands with a non-Jewish man?
Bnei Noach have forbidden relationships as well. I don't see why a fence could not be placed to help the ben Noach from transgression.
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comment Kol Nidre: The strangers in their midst
Gerim(sojourners) are part of klal Yisrael(the congregation of Israel). This is not referring to bnei Noach stam or goyim.
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comment Earliest sources for wearing both Rashi and Rabbenu Tam tefillin simultaneously?
At my Chabad shul, they don't wear them simultaneously, but put on the Tam after davening, or at the very end. I can't say if this is THE way Chabad does it, but that's the way my friend does it and some of the other members in shul.
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comment Does the gentile seeking conversion have more obligations than a Noahide Person?
In other words, the only type of ger that is accepted by the Jewish community outside of Yovel is a ger tzedek. However, a ger toshav does exist today and it seems he can do mitzvot, but not because he is commanded. How does he do them then? It seems maybe he takes them on one at a time as he understands them and if he does one enough times he should keep that one.
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comment Does the gentile seeking conversion have more obligations than a Noahide Person?
@Emetv'Shalom precisely. I was at Dr. Vendyl Jones' home over the weekend. He is a famous non-Jew/ben Noach. He had mezuzot. I was perplexed by this so I did some searching on the matter. I found a video where Vendyl said he kept mezuzot because he did them at least 3 times when he lived in Israel. I'm not sure if it pertains to non-Jews or not. I want to say, but am very hesitant to say, that this does apply to gerim and is the actual personal acceptance(not mekablin beit din, but a personal acceptance of a mitzvah) practice for the ger.
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comment Does the gentile seeking conversion have more obligations than a Noahide Person?
@mil, yes, establish a community in your area. You do not need a supervising Rabbi(it's a ben Noach community and learned bnei Noach are all that is needed) although one is preferred.
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comment Does the gentile seeking conversion have more obligations than a Noahide Person?
@mil, yes that would be an example, but I'm not sure if that applies to you.
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answered Does the gentile seeking conversion have more obligations than a Noahide Person?
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comment Does the gentile seeking conversion have more obligations than a Noahide Person?
Also, instead of focusing on what you think should be doing, focus on the community around you and if they're keeping and teaching the sheva mitzvot to others. Establish a community of your own. What if a Rabbi doesn't come? What if you can never be officially accepted/mekablin by a beit din? Instead of moving to where you think it is better to convert, make your world there more pure and holy.