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Jul
16
comment Can a Jew drink wine of a ger toshav?
Interesting. So this is in galus when ger toshav are not accepted and judged as not being an idolater.
Jul
14
comment What if someone accidentally gave an Aliya to a non-Jew?
Is this Reuven shomer sheva mitzvot bnei Noach? Does he accept Torah? Does he immerse himself in Torah study? All three questions are pertinent in explaining the type of non-Jew he is and Hilchot Melachim 10:10 might then apply.
Jul
12
revised Ben Noach give a non-religious ben Yisrael non-kosher food?
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Jul
12
awarded  Yearling
Jul
10
asked Ben Noach give a non-religious ben Yisrael non-kosher food?
Jul
8
asked What was the sanctification of Abraham?
Jul
8
comment I want to be a Jew, but I'm born as a Muslim
You don't have to "convert". You can ben a pious non-Jew and/or be a ger. However, you will not be accepted into the community unless you go through the ger tzedek process. Until you do this, you will most likely be treated as a nochri.
Jul
1
comment Image of God: Equality and Discrimination
I think how you use the word "mankind" and how the Torah uses "mankind" are different. The Talmud says that only the congregation of Israel is referred to as "adam". While, other words, like "ish", refer to everyone else. This has many subtle implications in the Hebrew. For instance, "Adam" was made in the image of G-d.
Jul
1
comment Cannibalism, Jew or Gentile?
Another thing to think about, is that some "gentiles" have a nefesh behamis that emanates from klipas nogah; where clean animal souls emanate from.
Jul
1
comment Was Ishmael a Gentile?
Isn't there a distinction between "seed" and "children"? I heard a Rabbi say that Jews are the seed of Avraham and gerim are children of Avraham. I'm not 100% clear on what that meant.
Jul
1
comment Was Ishmael a Gentile?
@Michoel, according to Nedarim, Avraham merited to no longer be called bnei Noach. This seems to apply only to bnei Yisrael, but not sure.
Jul
1
comment Was Ishmael a Gentile?
The "kosher" of the time for all was ever min hachai
Jun
23
revised Maimonides' Responsum on Pre-Sinaic Mitzva Observance
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Jun
23
comment Maimonides' Responsum on Pre-Sinaic Mitzva Observance
@mevaqesh true. My mind just get's a goin'...
Jun
23
revised Maimonides' Responsum on Pre-Sinaic Mitzva Observance
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Jun
23
revised Maimonides' Responsum on Pre-Sinaic Mitzva Observance
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Jun
23
answered Maimonides' Responsum on Pre-Sinaic Mitzva Observance
Jun
19
comment Mi Yodeya and Teaching Non-Jews
@Yishai, I'm really interested in hearing your thoughts/questions about the Chasam Sofer on this issue. Believe it or not, I thought this was my own little chidish until you said the Chasam Sofer talks about it. Then it was mentioned tonight in our Sheva Mitzvot haShem(by Rabbi Weiner) study, where Rabbi Weiner basically says this is the case. Apparently I was miskaben to the Chasam Sofer on this issue and never knew it. Thank you.
Jun
18
comment Mi Yodeya and Teaching Non-Jews
It's my personal belief that this splitting of hairs on the classes of non-Jew is necessary for the redemption of the world. The fact that learned Jews believe something so arbitrary concerning the cost of a human life, shows how far we are from where we should be. It also shows however, what we can remedy
Jun
18
comment Mi Yodeya and Teaching Non-Jews
I basically agree with @Yishai but the question is too much like Schrödinger's cat