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May
22
comment Why all the talk about colored sheep and goats?
Go ahead, make his day
May
21
comment Are the strangers in Deuteronomy 14:21 converts?
you should add to your list: "nochri", "bnei Noach", "Chasidei Umot haOlam", "ger toshav", "gerim gerurim", "zar"
May
20
comment Am I liable to be stoned for my devotion to Hashem and the Jewish people?
In other words @Millthorn, Hilchot Melachim 10:9, where it says the 'goy'/a"kum should not study Torah most likely does not apply to you, unless you are an idolator, which I have to warn you not to engage in Torah study, except for the Seven Laws of Noah, which are highly important for non-Jews. Anyone who translates the plain 'goy' to be 'gentile' or 'non-Jew' does a disservice to G-d and to people like yourself who are trying to come out of vulgarity and into more pure, refined speech, in fulfillment of Zephaniah 3:9; they're the antithesis of this verse. The ways of Torah are pleasant.
May
20
comment Am I liable to be stoned for my devotion to Hashem and the Jewish people?
@Millthorn, a plain 'goy', by default, is an idolator. See Mishneh Torah, Hilchot Maachalot Assurot 11:8, where Rambam says a plain 'goy' is an idolator. Even in his Responsa(149), Rambam says it's ok for some goyim to read the Torah; in that case Christians. There are many types of words for non-Jews(but not necessarily just non-Jews): goy, nochri, zar, bnei Noach, Chassidei Umot haOlam, ger, ger toshav, ger katan, eved canaani, ger tzedek... If anyone tells you that all these just mean 'gentile' or 'non-Jew', they're being vulgar with their language(impure).
May
16
comment Am I liable to be stoned for my devotion to Hashem and the Jewish people?
@Millthorn, it doesn't say "gentile". "Gentile" is not an accurate translation. "Non-Jew" isn't accurate either.
May
15
comment Am I liable to be stoned for my devotion to Hashem and the Jewish people?
This is the ger(sojourner).
May
15
revised In What Sense Non Jews Should Obey/Disobey Torah?
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May
15
comment In What Sense Non Jews Should Obey/Disobey Torah?
"stranger" for the word "ger" is a really vulgar translation. A better translation is "sojourner". For instance, the "ger tzedek" is not a stranger. He is known and judged. "zar", as in avodah zarah/strange worship, is probably the better word for "stranger"
May
15
revised In What Sense Non Jews Should Obey/Disobey Torah?
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May
15
answered In What Sense Non Jews Should Obey/Disobey Torah?
May
15
comment In What Sense Non Jews Should Obey/Disobey Torah?
Why are we so sure that the 'ish' of the verse was Jewish.
May
15
answered Rebbe maamer modifying Tanya on non-Jew's soul root?
May
11
answered What are we supposed to do with idolatry in Israel?
May
6
comment If a gentile undergoes a non-orthodox conversion, and proceeds to keep the Sabbath, is he sinning?
@Yishai, thank you for the reference. I'll look that up.
May
6
comment If a gentile undergoes a non-orthodox conversion, and proceeds to keep the Sabbath, is he sinning?
A"KUM is as acronym introduced by editors. If you look in the yemenite versions, say in Mishneh Torah haShelem, it has "goy" instead of A"KUM. Rambam says that in Hilchot Maachalot Assurot 11:8 that whenever he says stam "goy", he's referring to the idolator. A ben Noach is not an idolator. Therefore, ben Noach is not stam "goy". If you were to use the edited versions that say A"KUM, it just helps prove my point, since idolators can't keep Shabbat; bnei Noach however, are not A"KUM. From this point, then I can argue that bnei Noach are not commanded, but not prevented from Shabbat either.
May
6
comment If a gentile undergoes a non-orthodox conversion, and proceeds to keep the Sabbath, is he sinning?
@Yishai Krisos 9a on the non-Jew keeping Shabbat. Let me know if that misrepresents my view on the Rambam as well.
May
6
comment If a gentile undergoes a non-orthodox conversion, and proceeds to keep the Sabbath, is he sinning?
@DoubleAA, I think it's a bit like Schrodinger's cat at that point if they haven't come before a beit din, and such a person is like someone from the gerim gerurim(gerim that are held with a level of suspicion). It's my opinion, as a ben Noach/nascent ger myself who lives in a community, goes to shul and "rests" on Shabbat, this is the perfectly natural and healthy state of the non-Jew in a Jewish community and lends the Jewish people to be the light to the nations and the sages of Torah. This is the stam ger toshav that will be accepted during the Yovel year, etc.
May
5
revised If a gentile undergoes a non-orthodox conversion, and proceeds to keep the Sabbath, is he sinning?
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May
5
answered If a gentile undergoes a non-orthodox conversion, and proceeds to keep the Sabbath, is he sinning?
Apr
29
asked Ger Toshav own land in Eretz Yisrael?