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In the circles in which I travel (American, generally modern/centrist Orthodox), there aren't any particular restrictions on acceptable gifts for a Bat/Bar Mitzva. The types of gifts I've seen most frequently are money, gift cards, Jewish books, and Judaica objects, but I've also seen other kinds of gifts that one might give a young adult of that age on a ...


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Answered by הנער הזה excerpted from one of the links that AA gave in comments Non-Jews are certainly able to do teshuva and be forgiven, as evidenced by the story of Jonah and Ninveh (who were forgiven, despite having sinned both against man and God). The Mabit, in Beis Elohim Shaar Teshuvah chapters 13-14 writes that although non-Jews are able ...


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Shut Yad Elyahu (of Lublin) (45) says that human flesh was never permitted to be eaten - either to Adam, nor Noah, nor their descendants.


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In his Teshuvot Ivra (siman 116), R. Eliyahu Henkin writes that we should not interpret this hatred as something innate (or something like that) because a perverse person stops being perverse after appropriate behavior. He states that the saying of Ben Zoma in Avot “Who is he that is honored? Those who honor others" also applies to the nations and that our ...


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The Tosefta is a compilation of the Jewish oral law from the late 2nd century, the period of the Mishnah. Tosefta Avoda Zara 9:4 describes six of the seven Noahide laws על שבע מצות נצטוו בני נח על הדינין ועל עבודת כוכבים ועל גלוי עריות ועל שפיכות דמים ועל הגזל ועל אבר מן החי The gemara in Sanhedrin 56a quotes this Tosefta (but lists seven, adding the ...


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In colloquial usage, at some point goy came to mean "a non-Jew", even though you're right, Biblically it means "a nation", and the Jews are definitely described as one. Some siddurim actually prefer shelo asani nochri, which would be a cleaner, clearer Biblical word meaning "non-Jew."


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I do not know of any source that says what is the punishment for a non Jew for wasting seed. But I do know G-d does not approve it and dislikes it very much! Therefor a non Jew must also be very carful with this sin and any type of forbidden relations. If a non Jew has already committed the sin, his Teshuvah should be by not repeating the sin anymore, having ...


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