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Is it forbidden to help idolaters become righteous Noahides?

I heard from a Rabbi who cited Rambam that it is forbidden to help idolaters do teshuvah. Does that mean it is forbidden to persuade them that they follow fake religions and that Judaism is the only ...
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For a non-Jew, is there a punishment for not observing the 7 Noahide Laws?

Are non-Jews punished for not keeping the 7 Noahide Laws? If yes: What would the judicial process look like? (ie would they need witnesses who warn/ witness the crime like Jews do) What method of ...
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Distinction between Bnei Noach and Goyim

Can someone please explain to me the distinction between Bnei Noach and goyim especially with regard to their halachic obligations or lack thereof.
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Does a Ben Noach, who keeps the seven mitzvot but has bad hashkafah, get punished by Hashem?

Does a Ben Noach, who keeps the seven mitzvot but has bad Hashkafah, get punished by Hashem? For example, if the B'nei Noach says things that are kefira for a Jew like saying that the Oral Torah is ...
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Do Non-Jews have the rule of Safek D'Oraisa L'Chumra concerning the 7 mitzvos of B'nei Noach?

Do Non-Jews have the rule of Safek D'Oraisa L'Chumra (if one is unsure about whether a Torah prohibition exists, He must assume the more strict behavior), concerning the 7 mitzvos of B'nei Noach or ...
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Parameters of לא תעשון כן לה' אלקיכם

There is a prohibition to destroy a synagogue based on the verse (Deut. 12:4) לא תעשון כן לה' אלקיכם, "you shall not do so unto the Lord your God." Rambam, in the minyan hamitzvot at the beginning of ...
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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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What are acceptable communities for a noachide to integrate himself into?

This is more of a personal question, but undoubtedly applicable for anyone in my situation. I am a Noachide, and I will not convert to Judaism any time soon because the obligation upon men is way ...
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May Noahidism be a religion [closed]

Is Noahidism a religion? Can it be practiced as a religion? At least a couple of the commandments in my opinion are not immediately evident (evar min hachai, blessing the name, appropriate ...
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Wine made/handled by Bnei Noach

Inspired by this question. Is wine made or handled by a Ben Noach, a righteous non-Jew, kosher? There should be no problem with the wine being used for avodah zarah, since the Ben Noach believe in ...
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Does Judaism Regard Muslims as B'nai Noah (Righteous Gentiles)? [duplicate]

Does Judaism Regard Muslims as B'nai Noah (Righteous Gentiles)? https://youtu.be/udYM4FuYdiA
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If Noah was not of Jewish descent, of what race was he? What races had already been created before the time of Noah?

If Noah was not of Jewish descent, of what race was he? What races had already been created before the time of Noah? And how and why did God choose Noah and his family to be the survivors of the ...
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Would a Noahide be allowed to add or subtract from the seven laws of Noah?

Would a Noahide be allowed to add or subtract from the seven laws of Noah?
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What is the view of the Noachide movement on bris milah for non-Jews descended from Abraham?

The Noachide movement is a movement that encourages non-Jews to follow the Seven Noahide laws---that is, the Mitzvot that are binding on Noach and his descendents (in other words, on all living humans)...
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Noahide studying creation

Can Noahide study matters related to creation like first day of creation, commentaries of Ramban, Rashi and others? If so what are limits to such study and how much can one speculate about it?
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Are Muslims Noahides? [duplicate]

If a person believes Islam is he righteous gentile and Noahide? or Are all muslims automatically Noahides because they believe in strict monotheism? Is there authoritative ruling about this issue? ...
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Does the first Noahide Law prohibit idolatry or being an atheist? [duplicate]

Does the first Law of Noach prohibit idolatry or being an atheist, or both? In some formulations of the 7 Noahide Laws, the first law is given as "Denying G-d" (or similar). In others, it is ...
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Does fulfilling the Seven Commandment of Bnei Noach depend on belief in the torah?

theTalmud in Sanhedrin 105a states that "Righteous people of all nations have a share in the world to come" provided they observe the seven commandments of bnei noach. Does this reward necessitate ...
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Are Bnei Noach welcome as participants in Orthodox Synagogues?

Are Bnei Noach normally allowed to take part in any of the liturgy in Orthodox synagogues? For example: responding to Torah blessings, singing Adon Olam, reciting Kaddish (except Mourner's Kaddish), ...
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Must a non-Jew accept the Noachide laws as binding?

In order for a non-Jew to fulfill his obligation to follow the 7 Noahide Laws, is it required that he accept those laws as binding, or is it sufficient if he coincidentally happens to follow the 7 ...
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Reform Judaism as an avenue for Ethical Monotheism for gentiles

If Orthodoxy and Halacha do not see the Reform movement as "valid", then is it fair to say that Reform Judaism is permissible for Gentiles to practice (assuming they have no Jewish ancestry ...
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Ben Noach give a non-religious ben Yisrael non-kosher food?

If a ben Noach invites a non-religious ben Yisrael to his home for Torah study(let's say they study the seven laws of Noach together) and the ben Yisrael gets hungry, and he's going to not eat kosher ...
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Prayer and the Noahide/Gentile

I know that Noahides have their own siddur and are not bound or obligated to pray, but could one (a Noahide) pray the actual Amhidah for example and omit the words "our" or anything that connects them ...
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what happens to non-Noahide non-Jews after death?

I've heard many Jews and Noahides say that only a non-Jew who follows the Noahide Laws "has a share in the world to come." Yet is this a universal belief in Judaism (ie, do other authorities hold ...
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A Jew at heart?

I am a noahide and I wanted to get a few opinions on this somewhat controversial topic, I by no means intend to make this into an argument or challenge to Jewish law nor do I mean to proclaim myself ...
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The Orthodox approach to R. Benamozegh's theology?

R. Elijah Benamozegh was a 19th century rabbi and kabbalist, who wrote many works of biblical commentary and Jewish responsa, but is chiefly known in the non-Jewish world for his book on religious ...
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Can a noahide wear a tallit without the tzitzit fringes during their personal prayers?

I am a Noahide and I want to wear some kind of shawl during my personal prayers at home, understanding the importance and relevance of the tzitzit fringes to the Jewish people. I would not want to ...
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What exactly do Noahides do?

There is a modern "Noahide" movement(I believe propagated by the Lubavitcher Rebbe), where people join together to be b'nei noah and not part of another religion. From some googling, I've seen that ...
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Difference between eiver min hachai for Jews and Noahides

Both Jews and Noahides are forbidden to eat aiver min hachai (a limb torn from a live animal). Is there any difference between the prohibitions for Jews and non-Jews?
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A Jew carrying out a death sentence

One of the requirements for Bnei Noah is to set up a system of justice. This would seem to include (unless I'm mistaken) criminal penalties, which could mean capital punishment for certain crimes. ...
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Noachide Dietary Restrictions

Noachides are not commanded to keep Kosher but we do know the sixth commandment given us is "The prohibition of eating flesh taken from an animal while it is still alive" can someone clarify (Not give ...
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Ever Encouraging Conversion?

Are there any situations where it is halachickly advisable to encourage someone to convert rather than be Noahide?
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To what extent must we try to convince non-Jews to follow the 7 mitzvot?

It is common to see Jews referring non-Jews who are interested in Judaism but not prepared to commit to following halakha to Noahidism or simply to follow the 7 laws; however, it seems to me to be ...
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Who do B'nei Noach turn to for psak?

My understanding is that there are a few organized groups of non-Jews who strive to follow the Noahide laws. Just like Jews, B'nei Noach might have situations where the correct action to take is ...