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The 7 Noahide laws that were commanded to non-Jews: no murder, no adultery, no worshipping idols, no cursing God, no stealing, do establish courts of justice, no eating flesh from a live animal.

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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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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 a pre-convert considered a Noahide?

If a non-Jew [ex-Muslim] is working with the Beit Din for an Orthodox Conversion to Judaism, is he still considered to be a Noahide as he does not yet have a status of being Jewish?
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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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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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Are noahides prohibited from necromancy

In Halacha, are Bnei Noach prohibited from Doresh El Hametim? The 7 Noahide mitzvoth are categories of commandments (as An example the law against theft includes using honest measurements), and as ...
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Is it permissible for a Noahide to become transgender?

In Judaism, there seem to be several prohibitions regarding transgenderism: The removal of genital organs is forbidden on the basis of the prohibition against "anything which is mauled, crushed, ...
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Against Gentile causing others to sin

Are there prohibitions for gentiles inciting other gentiles to sin? What is the proper way for gentiles with respect to these matters?
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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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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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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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Does halacha specify all that non-Jews should or should not do?

I see many questions here about what non-Jews in general, and Noahides in particular, may or may not do according to halacha. Does halacha have an answer to every question about what non-Jews should ...
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How can born Jews be bound by more than universal moral laws?

I get that God can hold one to account for whatever He'd like to regardless of if a person accepted to abide by certain behavior or not however I don't believe that He would as it does not seem to be ...
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Proselytizing the covenant?

https://youtube.com/shorts/RuNO7R0885c?si=Fwc-02_yqnv-LfDi in this, rabbi Asher Meza of “Torah Judaism international” seems to claim that proselytization is not only allowed, but even a good thing to ...
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Which Mosaic laws did Nehan foreigners (immigrants that were not proselytes) had to follow while staying in Israel (long or short term)

I would like to know what Mosaic laws were non-proselyte residents in ancient Israel expected to keep? I'll break that question for more clarity: Did the non-proselyte have to follow at least Noahide ...
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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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Do decentralized arbitration markets satisfy mitzvah to set up courts?

Do decentralized arbitration markets like Aragon satisfy the noahide mitzvah to set up courts? Context: Aragon is a decentralized arbitration market, rather than being tied to any one nation-state it ...
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Can non jews give death penalty for something other then the 7 laws of noah

Can non jews give death penalty for something other then the 7 laws of noah? Source and clarification (in what cases) please
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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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Is a non-Jew attending a Jewish school allowed to wear a Tallit during the school morning prayers?

If no, then would that be sufficient reason to tell Jewish students not to wear a Tallis gadol so that the school don’t “discriminate” against him? The Rambam clearly says in Hilchot Melachim 10:10 a ...
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Directions for a Canaanite

Can a member of the Canaanites expect to be among the righteous? What must he do to stand in such a position?
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Did Adam establish a justice system?

One of the mitzvot given to Adam was to establish laws and courts. Was Adam successful in setting up a working justice system, and if so, do we know any practical details of how it operated and/or for ...
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What was the original Noahide theology passed from Adam as presented in Job?

Rethinking the Book of Job: we're all aware of the 7 Noahide laws. However, beyond the commandments there's a large body of theology, explaining what God is, how He works, and what one should expect ...
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Are goyim allowed to learn chassidus?

It's known (Sanhedrin, don't have exact pages) that a goy is in general only supposed to learn the parts of Torah that have to do with the 7 mitzvos The question is, is chassidus considered all an ...
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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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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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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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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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What laws prior to Torah taught Noach (in Bereshit 8:20) that birds [Zevachim 116a:2] or bulls [Avot D'Rabbi Natan 1:8] or sheep were kosher?

Although Shmuel b. Nachmani [Sanhedrin 108b:6] claimed Noach distinguished טְּהוֹרָה ‘clean’ animals (referenced in Bereshit 7:2) based only on their status as אִישׁ וְאִשְׁתּוֹ ‘husband & wife’, ...
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B'nei Noach Permitted to bring Korbanos?

B''H Many months ago I came across the acknowledgement that Gentiles/B'nei Noach are permitted to bring Korbanot. I broached the subject with my Orthodox Jewish friend and he pointed out that Temple ...
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Based on Ramban [Shemot 20:10] גֵרְךָ אֲשֶׁר בִּשְׁעָרֶיךָ , Noachides observe Shabbat by not serving B'nei Yisrael (but can work for Noachides)?

Should Noachides be reminded Ramban's commentary on Shemot 20:10? - Based on Ramban analysis of Shabbat laws : גֵרְךָ אֲשֶׁר בִּשְׁעָרֶיךָ , Noachides must observe Shabbat by not serving/benefiting B'...
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What is the role of the Gentiles in the world?

What is the role of the Gentiles in the world? The Jews say theirs is to be a nation of priesthood and a light to the nations. Okay and the gentiles? What do they have to play in this world? For ...
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Gentile Participation in Non-Jewish Wedding Ceremony

Concerning wedding ceremonies that may include idolatrous elements in which a gentile might be asked to participate due to family custom, Rabbi Moishe Wiener writes (in "The Divine Code"): ...
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Mishne Torah Kings and Wars Ch.6

Hi I am posting my question again because the old post is closed, but I edited my question to avoid problems: Mishne Torah,Kings and Wars Ch. 6: "War is not conducted against anyone in the world ...
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Gentile Studying Moshiach Predictions

Is a gentile (by the seven laws) forbidden from hearing Moshiach predictions? If someone has a quote from the Zohar that supposedly shows when Moshiach will come, am I allowed to read it?
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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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How does the olam haba of a Noahide differ from that of a Jew?

In other words, what precise reasons would motivate a gentile to convert rather than be a Noahide? I have heard that a Jew's olam haba is “better” but in what sense? What exactly is the difference?
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