Is flesh from a live animal permitted for a gentile to eat? Is this included in the seven commandments?

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  • When you say flesh is that because you know a limb from a live animal is prohibited? Or you're also asking about a limb.
    – robev
    Sep 7, 2020 at 18:37
  • No I am only referring to basar min hachai
    – Refoel
    Sep 7, 2020 at 18:38
  • Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/80169/15256 Sep 7, 2020 at 20:31

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Rambam, Hil. Melachim 9:10-11:

וְכֵן חַיָּב עַל אֵבֶר מִן הַחַי וְעַל בָּשָׂר מִן הַחַי בְּכָל שֶׁהוּא...

אֶחָד הָאֵבֶר אוֹ הַבָּשָׂר הַפּוֹרֵשׁ מִן הַבְּהֵמָה אוֹ מִן הַחַיָּה. אֲבָל הָעוֹף יֵרָאֶה לִי שֶׁאֵין בֶּן נֹחַ נֶהֱרָג עַל אֵבֶר מִן הַחַי מִמֶּנּוּ:

He is liable for punishment for eating any amount of the limb of a living animal or the flesh from a living animal...

The law is the same regarding a limb or flesh which separated from the animal or beast.* However, it appears to me, that a non-Jew is not executed for eating the limb of a live bird.

* I.e., whether a complete limb was detached and then a piece of flesh was separated from it, or whether the original detached piece was just flesh.

  • But does the goy receive any punishment for basar min hachai. Also I think the Rambam May be a das ya hid
    – Refoel
    Sep 8, 2020 at 21:54
  • @Refoel חייב means that he's punishable for it. As for your claim that the Rambam is a daas yochid in this, bring some proof to that effect and then we can talk.
    – Meir
    Sep 9, 2020 at 2:02

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