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וַיֹּ֨אמֶר֙ יְהֹוָ֣ה אֱלֹהִ֔ים לֹא־ט֛וֹב הֱי֥וֹת הָֽאָדָ֖ם לְבַדּ֑וֹ אֶֽעֱשֶׂה־לּ֥וֹ עֵ֖זֶר כְּנֶגְדּֽוֹ: ‏

And the Lord God said, "It is not good that man is alone; I shall make him a helpmate opposite him."

Bereishit 2:18

This would seem to imply that all men who are not married, are not good, and that no man can be good until he is married. Is this true?

If my understanding is correct, all decrees unto Noach and Adam count as Noachide Commandments, and I am wondering if this ethos extends to that, and what are the implications?

Can you even call this idea a commandment, seeing as it reads more as an observation?

Thanks.

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    It doesn't imply unmarried men aren't good, but that it is not good for there to be unmarried men. – Double AA Oct 10 at 15:00
  • @DoubleAA Is the act, to willfully aid and perpetuate a non-good state of affairs, not good? And if so, are not men defined by their actions? – Akiva Oct 10 at 15:09
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    Who said anything about willful acts? – Double AA Oct 10 at 15:09
  • @DoubleAA I did. Willfull in the Mens Rea context, which extends that to being reckless. – Akiva Oct 10 at 15:11
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    Is this enumerated in the lists presented by those experts who have counted the various commandments? Is this language precedented elsewhere as a way of constructing a commandment? Is there any citable opinion that refers to it as a commondment? If not, why assume it IS a commandment? – rosends Oct 10 at 18:38

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