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Are Noahide women permitted to undergo a tubal ligation?

Shalom! I am a non Jewish G-d fearing woman with two children and even though I am still quite young (24) I don't want to have any more children. I have severe depression and anxiety so the two I ...
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Non Jews and human flesh

There is a prohibition against a Jew eating human flesh. There is a dispute if it is a biblical or rabbinic prohibition (see here, here and here). Either way, I'm wondering if a non jew has the same ...
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Is it a sin to deceive one's converting Beis Din?

I am asking about the situation about a convert-in-progress who lies at some point during the conversion process, either--more to-the-point--in response to the prefatory questions about personal ...
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Noachide and sin confusion

For a noahide, do sexual thoights without actions or arousal constitute sins? I’m confused about this as it is not clear whether the sexual sins are just forbidden relations or also include more ...
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To what extent is homosexuality forbidden among non-Jews?

All homosexual behavior is forbidden among Jews, but some actions are clearly Torah prohibitions (e.g. mishkav zachar), while some might be Rabbinic in nature (e.g. lesbian relations). Are all of ...
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Is the obligation for Gentiles to establish a system of courts communal or individual?

One of the seven laws of Noah for gentiles is to set up a system of courts. Is the obligation to set up a system of courts a communal obligation on Gentile communities, or does every single Gentile ...
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What can Noahides do to help bring the Moshiach?

I'm curious if there is anything Noahides (including myself) can do to help the coming of the Moshiach? I was told that being "righteous" will help in the messianic process but I am left wondering ...
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Judaism and 'Hospice Limited' Care

Let me preface this by saying that I am sure there are many cases in which hospice is likely the best/only place for a person nearing the end of their life-- the only place where their intense medical ...
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Lo yilbash for gentiles/Noahides?

I would like to know if the prohibitions on opposite-gender clothing apply to gentiles under the Noahide laws.
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Do Noachides have minhagim?

According to Judaism, do Gentiles have minhagim as it relates to how they live out the Seven Laws of Noah, or are they capable of having or establishing them? If Gentiles can/do have minhagim, are ...
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Besides mishkav zachar, what is sexually forbidden between consenting non-Jewish males?

Vayikra 20:13 forbids anal intercourse according to Rashi who describes the offense as "inserting a paint stick in a tube." Since non-Jews are not generally subject to laws asur mi'd'rabbanin, no ...
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Why is the ger toshav only accepted during the times of the Jubilee?

Why is the ger toshav only accepted during the times of the Jubilee? "A person who accepts these seven mitzvot is a ger toshav. A ger toshav may be accepted only in the era when the [laws of the] ...
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Before the Matan Torah, did HaShem issue divorce regulations?

I am an Italian son of Noah. The Torah (written and especially oral) establishes a detailed regulation of the divorce institute. According to Jewish tradition, before the Matan Torah were there ...
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is there any redemption for a gentile who breaks any of the 7 Noahide laws

If a gentile breaks any of the 7 laws of Noah, are they doomed? Is there any way for them to redeem themselves, or is their fate sealed? Does it depend on which laws they break and how often they ...
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Lying to receive money

Is a ben Noah allowed to lie to a Christian in order to get money from him? Or is it considered as stealing ? Edit: I've got an answer from a rabbi, who said it's prohibited since it is like ...
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Why are castrated animals slaughtered as Kosher beef?

Castration and dehorning of cattle is the common practice in the cattle industry. This a violation a basic Noahide Law ref San 56a. All men today that are Bnei Noah are required to follow this command....
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Have Noachides ever had their own semicha?

Is there, or has there ever been, a concept of semicha among Noachides/Gentiles? That is, has there ever been a practice of granting semicha or similar ordinations to Noachides so that they can rule ...
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Are Noachides/Non-Jews encouraged/expected to do maaser kesafim?

A friend of mines has been infatuated by Judaism for as long as I can remember. He came from the Christian world and has since left it. Even as a Christian he would take 10% of his income and give to ...
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Ben Noach marrying during aveilus

Seeing that Rivka's father died at some point after Eliezer spoke to the family about the shidduch (Bereshis rabba 60:12), why was Rivka allowed to marry Yitzchak within Shiva or shloshim? Even if it ...
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Are gentiles obligated to fear Hashem (or at least fear punishment)?

As Jews we are commanded to fear Hashem and fear punishment to help us avoid sinning. See Chinuch 432 for example: ונוהגת מצוה זו בכל מקום ובכל זמן ובכל מין האדם, וזאת אחת מן המצות התמידיות על ...