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It’s a Tannaic dispute whether non-Jews are prohibited in witchcraft. According to Sanhedrin 56a-b: The Tanna Kamma holds only the basic seven are obligatory upon them. R’ Chananya Ben Gamla adds blood from a living animal. R’ Chidka adds castration. R’ Shimon adds witchcraft, and R’ Yosi adds that all forms of witchcraft mentioned in that passage are ...


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I don't have a good answer, but I'd like to take this opportunity to point out the flaws in any answer I've heard or can think of. :-) The best alternative I can think of is "Christian Bible". But most Christians would understand that to mean both Old and New Testaments, not just the New. And of course Christians believe both Old and New to be authoritative,...


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The Amidah is said from the perspective of the Jewish people/congregation, as it begins "velokai avoseinu", and as is indicated in other brachos as well ("hashiveinu avinu lsorasecha","tekah bshofar lcheiruseinu","hashivah shofteinu"). Thus in the brocha of refaeinu the 'us' in 'Heal us...', is referring to the Jewish people just as it is throughout the ...


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From my understanding a non-Jew intending to convert is allowed to learn Gemara. As for not intending to convert but listening for the sake of spiritual enlightenment, the Torah does say something like "Israel will be a light to the nations", and it says that in the messianic era, knowledge of God will be plentiful and everyone will know it, and it also ...


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In that pdf, there's a reference to Vayikra 7:3 as the part of the Torah that says it is forbidden to show certain favours to goyim. However, when I go to Vayikra 7:3, it only says "And all of its fat he shall offer from it: the tail and the fat covering the innards,". I can't see anything in Rashi's commentary that would lead to that view either. Is the ...


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