Before Avraham, we see that many Non-[officially]-Jews [Kain, Abel,Noah, Shem] built stages/altars for offerings to G-d.

From then, through the periods of the Temples and nowadays, when were the Non-Jews allowed to build stages/altars (במות/מזבחות) to offer their sacrifices to [one, our] G-d? And are they allowed to do that today?


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Yes. Non-Jews may sacrifice to G-d on any private altar they build, anywhere in the world.

Rambam Hilchot Ma'aseh HaKorbanot 19:16:

וְהַנָּכְרִים מֻתָּרִין לְהַקְרִיב עוֹלוֹת לַשֵּׁם בְּכָל מָקוֹם. וְהוּא שֶׁיַּקְרִיבוּ בְּבָמָה שֶׁיִּבְנוּ.‏

Non-Jews may offer burnt offerings to G-d in any place, offering them on an altar which they have built.

  • Great, Thanks, any examples in the last millennia?
    – Al Berko
    Commented Jun 16, 2019 at 13:00
  • I haven't heard of any...
    – Joel K
    Commented Jun 16, 2019 at 13:04
  • I saw a video of one on Har Zion (the southern part of the Old City).
    – Mordechai
    Commented Aug 10, 2021 at 19:30

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