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Can a Gentile theist be saved?

Judaism doesn't have a notion of "being saved". What we know is what is required of a righteous gentile. The Rambam (one of the greatest codifiers of Jewish law) writes explicitly (Mishne Torah ...
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Would Noahides be required to eat kosher meat?

Your question seems to be predicated on understanding Bereishit 9:4 אַךְ־בָּשָׂ֕ר בְּנַפְשׁ֥וֹ דָמ֖וֹ לֹ֥א תֹאכֵֽלוּ׃‏ You must not, however, eat flesh with its life-blood in it. as a ...
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is idolatry one of the noachide laws? there is a discrepancy between websites

The source for these laws is traditional from Chazal, and they explicitly list them in Sanhedrin 56a: תנו רבנן שבע מצות נצטוו בני נח דינין וברכת השם ע"ז גילוי עריות ושפיכות דמים וגזל ואבר מן החי ...
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Does ever min hachai transfer to utensils?

This is a great question, which is debated by two of the great Acharonim. The gemara in Sanhedrin 74b considers that specific details of Jewish law might apply to Bnei Noach when they intersect with ...
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By what authority, and roughly when, did Judaism concede that adoption of Noachide laws was an acceptable alternative to conversion?

There seem to be a few underlying assumptions which need to be clarified. All of mankind is obligated in the 7 Noahide laws, as the gemara teaches (Sanhedrin 56a-b.) At Har Sinai, the Jews accepted ...
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Source of the Noahide Laws

See R. Yehuda Halevi's Kuzari (3:73) where he writes: The Rabbi: Let us rather assume two other possibilities. Either they employ secret methods of interpretation which we are unable to discern, ...
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Do gentiles have the obligation of giving charity to help the needy?

As neglecting charity contributed to Sodom's destruction (per Yechezkel 16:49), they are apparently not only obligated but even held to task for it. הִנֵּה זֶה הָיָה עֲוֺן סְדֹם אֲחוֹתֵךְ גָּאוֹן ...
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Is it forbidden for a noachide (Non-Jew) to be circumcised?

According to Rambam (Hilkhot Milah 3:7), not only is it permissible for a gentile to circumcise himself, it is a mitsvah! As he writes in a responsum (ed. Blau # 148), this is in the category of eino ...
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Can a Gentile Convert to Judaism AFTER the Coming of the Moshiach?

According to the Talmud (Yevamoth 24b), geruth (conversion) will no longer be performed in the messianic era: ת"ר: אין מקבלין גרים לימות המשיח. כיוצא בו לא קבלו גרים לא בימי דוד ולא בימי שלמה. א"ר ...
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Why are castrated animals slaughtered as Kosher beef?

Castration of an animal is forbidden to Gentiles (according to most opinions) so a Jew cannot tell him to do so. If he does he is forbidden to eat that animal. But if the gentile has already castrated ...
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How do most Rabbis justify teaching Torah to conversion candidates?

The Shulchan Arukh (YD 268:2) rules that someone who wants to convert to Judaism can be taught some of the basic mitzvot. The language there is borrowed directly from the Rambam in his Mishneh Torah (...
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How do most Rabbis justify teaching Torah to conversion candidates?

The rabbis didn't contradict Rambam, the rabbis are in Gemara, and Rambam himself report this law. Rambam isure bia 14.2 יד,ב ומודיעין אותו עיקרי הדת, שהוא ייחוד השם ואיסור עבודה זרה; ומאריכין, ...
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Why would a non-Jew offer a sacrifice?

You are correct that they are not commanded to bring sacrifices. Your question is mentioned by Rambam in Mishnah Torah, Hilchot Melachim, chapter 10, halacha 10 which says: בֶּן נֹחַ שֶׁרָצָה ...
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What was the sin of the builders of the tower of Bavel?

The Rasa"g (probably based on the simple reading of Perek 11, Passuk 4) explains that their sin was that they wanted to stay in one singular area and not filling the earth as Hashem commanded them ...
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What mitzvot existed for humanity prior to Noach?

According to Rambam in Mishne Torah (Hilchot Melachim u'Milchamot 9:1) there was 6 laws prior to Noah and they were given to Adam (includind the prohibition of idolatry and murder). Therefore, yes ...
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Are gentiles forbidden from consuming blood?

Rav Yirmiyahu Kaganoff writes, Although a non-Jew may not eat the flesh of a living animal, he may eat blood drawn from a living animal (Rambam, Hilchos Melachim 9:10; cf. Gemara Sanhedrin 56b ...
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Is the "Sefer Sheva Mitzvot HaShem" by Rabbi Moshe Weiner an authoritative legal code for the Noahides?

asknoah.org sponsored the book you mention. They write that Sheva Mitzvot HaShem was submitted for review by the world-renowned rabbinic authority, Haga’on Rav Zalman Nechemiah Goldberg shlit”a, ...
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Before the Matan Torah, did HaShem issue divorce regulations?

The Maggid Mishne (Rav Vidal of Tolosa, spain 14th century) on the Rambam Hilchot Ishut 1,1 says that before Mattan Torah (giving the Torah to Israel) everyone had a status of a gentile and he cross-...
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Are forbidden relations forbidden to the passive non-jew?

Both are liable if they are consenting adults. The same prohibitions regarding to man also applies to woman . The reason is that all these references are derived from a verse which the talmud ...
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Why is eating meat from living animals wrong?

Rambam explains this prohibition as follows: Guide for the Perplexed 3:48 It is prohibited to cut off a limb of a living animal and eat it, because such act would produce cruelty, and develop it:...
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Apart from not murdering and not eating meat from a live animal, where are the Noachide laws derived from?

The logic is given by Rambam in Mishneh Torah Melakhim uMilchamot 9:1: על ששה דברים נצטווה אדם הראשון [...] הוסיף לנח אבר מן החי שנאמר אך בשר בנפשו דמו לא תאכלו נמצאו שבע מצות Six precepts were ...
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Are Noahide women permitted to undergo a tubal ligation?

According to sefer Sheva Mitzvot Hashem, (Vol II, helek 5, 9:1), a tubal ligation is permitted for bnot noach. And further says: that even more than this could be done for reasons of safety or health ...
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Teshuva for a Non-Jew?

Rambam in Hilchos Teshuva Chap 2 (2) specifies how to do teshuvah: What constitutes Teshuvah? That a sinner should abandon his sins and remove them from his thoughts, resolving in his heart, ...
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Are father daughter relationships forbidden under 7 laws of Noach?

There's a dispute in Sanhedrin exactly which relationships are forbidden to Benei Noach. Sanhedrin 58b brings the following statement of Rav Hunah: אמר רב הונא כותי מותר בבתו Rav Huna says: A gentile ...
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Gentiles marriage

Rabbi Moshe Weiner’s ‘The Divine Code’ (2020) is, to my knowledge, considered the authoritative code when it comes to the Noachide laws. Part VI treats of laws pertaining to sexual relations, and ...
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Korbonos of Bnei Noach

The Yerushalmi in Megillah 13 records: אנטונינוס שאל לרבי מהו לבנות מזבח א"ל בניהו וגנוז אבניו. Antoninus [Marcus Aurelius?] asked R. Yehudah ha-Nasi if he can build a Mizbeah. He replied that ...
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Adultery in Gentile Marriage

Just to isolate your question. If a non-jew had ביאה שלא כדרכה, unnatural relations, with another non-jewish married woman without the permission of her husband he is חייב מיתה. This is explicit in ...
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Should gentiles follow more than just seven Noahide laws?

The Mishna Berurah (Biur Halachah 304) writes that a ger toshav can obligate himself in any of the 613 mitzvos, except for kashrus. According to this position, if a gentile upon his decision to become ...
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May one eat limb of a living Ben pekuah

The Simla Chadasha (13:2) says that while there is no prohibition of Ever Min Hachai of a Ben Pekuah, there is still a problem of "Bal Tishaktsu". There is a disagreement among the Poskim of ...
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