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Relations with non-Jews, and laws regarding them.

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Non-Jews being Yotzi on each other's brachot

We know that Jews are able to say brachot on behalf of each other due to the concept of "Kol Bnei Yisrael Aravim Ze-Le-Ze", or "All Jews are guarantors on behalf of one another", ...
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Are there religion-based, social interactions that are closed to non-believers?

I am not a Jew but I casually read about your religion, interested by the complexity of the rules, the way they evolved historically and their impact on the social interactions. This is partly driven ...
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Flesh from a live animal

Is flesh from a live animal permitted for a gentile to eat? Is this included in the seven commandments? I was unable to find this answer.
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Use of Jewish Decorations and Artifacts by Non-Jews

In another forum I frequent, the question of using some Jewish themed decorations and artifacts (for example Hannukah lights) by Non-Jews came up. Some felt it was a desecration, some went *meh*. My ...
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Who should perform the abortion

Everyone agrees that an abortion beyond a certain gestational age is forbidden for a Jew 1. However, there's no death penalty for it. This is unlike a non-Jew, who is liable to capital punishment for ...
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What is the halacha about lying to a Non-Jew?

Can one lie to a non Jewish person? If the answer is Yes, are there certain cases where you can't?
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Are there any foods that would be permissible for Jews to eat, yet forbidden for non-Jews to eat?

I found numerous examples in the opposite direction, food which Jews may not eat but which is permissible to non-Jews, but nothing in the direction I'm looking at
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Non Jew and Torah Study

"Rabbi Meir would say: ‘From where is it derived that even a non-Jew who engages in Torah study is considered like a High Priest? It is derived from that which is stated: “[You shall therefore ...
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To whom was the Torah given?

A midrash says: The Torah was given openly, in a public place. For if it were given in Eretz Yisrael, they could say to the nations of the world: You have no portion in it. But it was given openly, ...
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Non-Jewish garden in city eruv

There is a new eruv in the South Tottenham area, which covers part of the Jewish community of Stamford Hill in North East London. Most of the area is houses. Among the Halachic guidelines is the ...
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Learning l'iluy nishmat a non-Jew

Is it permissible to learn Torah - for example, Mishnayot - l'iluy nishmat a non-Jew?
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Is it permitted for a gentile to say jewish prayers? [duplicate]

The title pretty much says it all. Is it permitted for a gentile to say jewish prayers to Hashem ? How about a gentile who is on the path to conversion ? Would he be permitted to say jewish prayers ?
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According to Ramban, why is גזל part of the ז מצות בני נח?

One of the ז מצות בני נח is דינים. According to the Ramban on parshat vayishlach (34:13) the laws that were counted [as one] of the seven commandments that the Children of Noach were commanded is ...
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Malachim of Nations constantly fighting?

I think recall learning about how the Malachim of different nations fight each other very often, like raging Bulls, and this causes wars in the Earthly realm between nations. What is the source for ...
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Chatat or Asham for Non-Jews?

Related to this and this. Non-Jews can make sacrifices anywhere in the world, regardless if there's a Mikdash standing or not. Technically, Jews need to bring a Korban Chatat or an Asham as part of ...
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Non-Jews and Torah

According to Mishneh Torah, Kings and Wars chapter 10 paragraph 9: A non-Jew who busied himself with Torah is liable with his life112 From Heaven, because others will see him perform Mitzvohs and ...
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By what authority, and roughly when, did Judaism concede that adoption of Noachide laws was an acceptable alternative to conversion?

I. Introduction. According to: B. Shabbat 145b-146a. "Rabbi Yoḥanan then explained to them: Why are gentiles ethically contaminated? It is because they did not stand on Mount Sinai. As when the ...
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Goy eating matzah with treif

For context, my fiance is a reform convert in the UK. I fully support their conversion but, as I lack any real spirituality, do not feel I could sincerely convert myself (despite knowing that my lack ...
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Learning Torah from a Non Jew

Can someone learn torah from a non jew? I know a Jew can't teach a non jew torah that doesn't apply to him (Tosafos, Chagiga 13a; S"A Hil'TT). However, is there an issue with a Jew learning Torah (...
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On the halachic level, what are the requirements for a Gentiles couple to be considered married?

My question may seem bizarre, since in our age marriage is a juridical institution widely regulated in every nation, with the presence of witnesses and a precise registration in public registers; ...
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If a non-Jew wears a kippah at the Kotel, does it imply that he believes in G-d?

Shalom brothers and sisters (I believe that all humans are siblings). I'm an agnostic non-Jew who will be visiting the Kotel. I want to use a kippah there if it is only to show respect for people. But ...
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Questions about gentiles, the Kotel and kippot [closed]

I'm an agnostic non-Jew. I will be visiting Jerusalem. Can I go to see the Wall? Can I touch it? Will I be asked to wear a kippah?
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Is there an analogy between the concept of “sefirot” and that of Hindu “devataas”? [closed]

I am an Italian noahide. I recently discovered that relevant rabbinic authorities have changed the traditional orientation of the Jewish position towards the Hindu faith, considered in the past to ...
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Rav Kook's interpretation of the “wise Gentiles” in Mishneh Torah-Hilchot Melachim 8:11

I am an Italian Noahide As it is known, in Hilchot Melachim 8:11 Rambam states: “Anyone (Gentile) who accepts upon himself the fulfillment of these seven mitzvot and is precise in their ...
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May a Jew act as a godparent to a Christian child?

A Jewish friend was recently asked to be serve as a Godparent (Godfather) to the child of his Christian friend. I would like to know if a Jew may accept such a request and if not why not.
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Which witch should not live?

"מְכַשֵּׁפָ֖ה לֹ֥א תְחַיֶּֽה׃" "You shall not tolerate a sorceress." (Exodus 22:17) Is the commandment of not allowing sorcerers and the like to live specifically against Jewish sorcerers or also ...
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Why mention healing everyone after the restroom and Jews in the amida?

After we use the restroom, we recite a benediction praising God for our ability to do so. The benediction ends by referring to him as the one "who heals all flesh", viz all people. In the amida ...
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Hebrew “work” calendar PDFs … where?

Many years ago I came across a nice PDF that listed yontif dates for the coming years. It was an easy way to share a long-distance heads-up of when I’d be out of the office and “unplugged”, without ...
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Would you say this phrase in bentsching while eating at a gentile’s house?

Someone ate their own kosher meal at a gentile’s house. Would they still say the following phrase? הָרַחֲמָן הוּא יִשְׁלַח לָנוּ בְּרָכָה מְרֻבָּה בַּבַּיִת הַזֶּה, וְעַל שֻׁלְחָן זֶה שֶׁאָכַלְנוּ ...
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Mishloach Manot - Does the emissary have to be Jewish?

I have a very good friend that lives far away from me and I'd very much like to send Mishloach Manot to him. Is there any rule/halacha/minhag that states that the emissary/third-party (shaliach) of ...
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Was there a Soreg in Bayit Rishon?

I understand there was a little fence in Bayit Sheni called "HaSoreg"/"The Grille" which was meant to warn away gentiles and tme'im from entering the Chayil part of Har Habayit (according to the ...
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Walking in front of a Muslim who is praying

There are a number of questions on Mi Yodeya dealing with the halachos (laws) of walking in front of a Jew who is praying, for instance When you're trapped by someone Davening behind you There is ...
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Inviting non-Jews to a Shabbos meal - practical considerations

What are practical guidelines or tips to have in mind when hosting a non-Jew on Shabbos? Examples would be explain to them they shouldn't touch the lights, e.g., in the bathroom making sure they don'...
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May a catholic take the nazerite vow? [closed]

If a non-Jew takes the nazirite vow, may they be granted supernatural strength like Samson? Speak to the Israelites and say to them: If anyone, man or woman, explicitly utters a nazirite’s vow, to ...
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NonJews in a MIkvah (not in the water)

Is there any halachic reason why a nonJew should be forbidden from going into a mikvah room (not into the water) without a Jew present? (e.g., for cleaning or for other purposes)?
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Is a gentile permitted to learn the original Hebrew of the Torah?

I've been reading the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner and came across this in Part I 5:2 note. 91 "...(1) It is also prohibited for a Jew to teach Torah to gentiles in the canonised Hebrew or ...
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can a sibling go to a burial in a non jewish cemetery

A Jewish man married to a non-Jewish woman dies. He is buried in either a non-Jewish cemetery or in a section designated for Jews. Can siblings go to the cemetery for the burial or a visit?
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Must One Remove the Mezuzot from a House Rented to Gentiles?

Is there any obligation to take down your mezuzot if a house you own (and live in some of the time) is rented to Gentiles for an extended period of time (e.g. over 30 days)? I ask because I recently ...
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Why would a non-Jew offer a sacrifice?

It seems that gentiles are allowed to offer burnt sacrifices, and may do so anywhere in the world. They do not need the Temple. A Jew may even instruct a gentile on how to do this. What is the ...
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What happens to a non-Jew in the afterlife? [duplicate]

Suppose you were born on an island where you have never met a jew in your entire life, where you have never seen a synagogue before, never seen a rabbi before. What happens to your soul, if you are ...
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What is the reason the religious adherence is currently inversely proportional to the standard of living? [closed]

It is a well-established fact that the most religious modern societies are the poorest, having the least life expectancy, most infant mortality, hunger, wars, wild animals and everything that's on the ...
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Can a non-jew submit names for Mi Sheberach?

Can a non-jew submit names for Mi Sheberach (either Jews or non-Jews)? On shabbat during the Torah reading?
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How can having witnesses to a crime lessen the punishment?

This answer describes a scenario where if a sin (relations with a non Jew for purposes of marriage) is committed without witnesses, one gets punished with kares, but if there are witnesses he gets ...
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Is Hamas equaled to Gezel for Gentiles?

The Torah says the Earth was filled with Hamas before the flood and [because that was equaled to Gezel] what caused G-d to get angry and wipe the humanity out. In our Halachah (B"K 62), Hamas is ...
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Can a gentile work for a Jew on Shabbat?

There is a rabbinic decree that a Jew may not ask a gentile, right before Shabbat, to do work for him because he might do it on Shabbat [Gittin 8b]. But in the Mishna [Shabbat 1:8] Hillel allows it, "...
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At what age is a Ben Noach responsible to perform his “mitzvot”? [duplicate]

Jews are responsible for mitzvah performance at age 12 - girls and 13 for boys. (There is, as I understand, Rabbinical discussion regarding some specific mitzvot that they may be responsible when they ...
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What sons of Noach are the nations disposed of by Edom, Ammon, and Moav descended from?

Edom disposed of the Horites, Moav and Ammon the Rephaim/Emim/Zamzumim etc. (Devarim 2:10-12) What sons of Noach are these peoples descended from? If they’re giants (Emim/Zamzumim), are they ...
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Resurrection of the dead. Only Jews? [duplicate]

One of the Maimonides' 13 principals is the belief in resurrection of the dead but what is the qualifier for this? Does this only include Jews? Does it only apply to the righteous? Will Noachides ...
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Teaching Torah to circumcised non-Jews

In his supercommentary to Rashi Genesis 7:2, R. Yissechar Ber Eilenberg cites the following from his teacher R. Mordecha Yaffe: וטעם שאסור ללמוד תורה לגוי הוא מפני הערלה שבו ויש בו סוד שלא להכניס ...
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“It is not good for man to be alone” : Is this some sort of commandment, and does it apply to b'nei Noach?

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 ...

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