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The Orthodox approach to R. Benamozegh's theology?

While R. Elijah Benamozegh was apparently somewhat controversial in his day, he is hardly a "unquotable" figure: R. David Zvi Hoffmann and R. Mendel Kasher quote him in their work repeatedly,...
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Do Non-Jews have the rule of Safek D'Oraisa L'Chumra concerning the 7 mitzvos of B'nei Noach?

I saw this discussed in Ateres Shmuel (by Rav Mordechai Rosenbaum) to Kesubos 15b ד"ה אם רוב עכו"ם . The gemarra there says an abandoned child that is found in a city of mostly non Jews is ...
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Wine made/handled by Bnei Noach

This is debated by the Gemara (Avodah Zarah 64b). The Rambam rules that it is forbidden to drink the wine of a ger toshav, but it is permitted to derive benefit from it. This is the ruling of the ...
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Noahide studying creation

According to Sefer Sheva Mitzvot Hashem on the subject, to study the two Torah parashios (bereshis and Noah) are basically related to Noahide Laws in general. See there on Yesodos ha-emunah, perek 5:3 ...
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For a non-Jew, is there a punishment for not observing the 7 Noahide Laws?

Yes, they are punishable for violating any of these seven mitzvos; none of them are more or less severe than the others. The punishment for each of them is decapitation (Rambam, Hilchos Melachim 9:14)....
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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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May a gentile look like a Jew?

The only way I could see it being prohibited for a gentile to dress or groom themselves like a Jew is if גניבת דעת (lit. "theft of the mind", i.e. the prohibition against dishonest ...
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Is it possible to be a Noahide and a Christian at the same time?

While there may be forms of Christianity which are less problematic than others, the underlying idea behind the religion is problematic. (Some forms reject the trinity and some forms don't practice ...
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Non Jew and Torah Study

Rabbi Meir is talking about the merit of non jews studying Torah, meaning, the Sheva Mitzvot bnei Noach. The conclusion of that is in the continuation of Gemara in Sanhedrin 59a which you quote: התם ...
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Do Samaritans go to Olam Haba?

Samaritans are non-Jews (see here for details). I once asked a religious tour guide who has been many times to Har Gerizim. He told me that today "As far as anyone can tell they are complete ...
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Would a Noahide be allowed to add or subtract from the seven laws of Noah?

According to Sefer Sheva Mitsvos Hashem vol I, Perek 3 (which deals with the prohibition of creating a new religion) they are forbidden both to add or subtract. The "adding laws scenario" would imply, ...
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Would a Noahide be allowed to add or subtract from the seven laws of Noah?

Rambam says in Melachim uMilchamot - Chapter 8 (11) Anyone who accepts upon himself the fulfillment of these seven mitzvot and is precise in their observance is considered one of 'the pious ...
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Why did the nations reject the Torah if they were obligated regardless as bnei noach?

I remember hearing from Rav Yaakov Weinberg z"l, something like: The Sheva Mitzvos for Bnei Noach are not a ברית, a covenant. They don't define a relationship. They are just a set of rules posted ...
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Ever Encouraging Conversion?

Rabbi Anthony Manning in his source sheet (page 5-7) explores this question by quoting various primary sources that it could be a mitzvah actually to encourage anyone to convert. Rabbi Eliezer Melamed ...
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What is the view of the Noachide movement on bris milah for non-Jews descended from Abraham?

As explained in The Meaning and Significance of Zera Avraham we can see the following: The Gemarah itself expresses this distinction as well. In Meseches Sanhedrin (59b), the Gemarah derives that ...
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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?

Noach as a direct descendant of Adam was a member of the Human Race. At that time, people were divided into families and the concept of race had not yet been set up. The dispersion of the human race ...
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Parameters of לא תעשון כן לה' אלקיכם

According to an anonymous person on the internet: ושמעתי ממו"ר הרב נבנצאל שליט"א, שגם מסגד אסור לפוצץ, כי גם הוא נבנה לשם שמים! On the other hand, R. Yaakov Ariel discusses this at length ...
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What are acceptable communities for a noachide to integrate himself into?

Seattle, Washington has a number of Noachides. There was an active community that I was involved with in the past. It may still be active today.
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Is it forbidden to help idolaters become righteous Noahides?

It appears that according to HaRav Asher Weiss shlita there is "no prohibition" in encouraging non-Jews to observe the sheva mitzvos bnei-Noach and it is "certainly a meritorious act".
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Is it forbidden to help idolaters become righteous Noahides?

Christian is not necessarily equal to idolater. Concerning people that are fully convinced in their ways and even preaching to others, the best way is to stick to that Rambam. However, for those who ...
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For a non-Jew, is there a punishment for not observing the 7 Noahide Laws?

Avodah Zara 2b Seems that nowadays they're not punished דתני רב יוסף (חבקוק ג, ו) עמד וימודד ארץ ראה ויתר גוים מאי ראה ראה ז' מצות שקבלו עליהן בני נח ולא קיימום כיון שלא קיימום עמד והתירן להן As Rav ...
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Historical Records of Noahidism

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 ...
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Are Muslims fit to be Noahides?

The Rambam says (Hilchos Teshuvah, 3(8)), in his list of those who have no share in the World to Come: שְׁלֹשָׁה הֵן הַכּוֹפְרִים בַּתּוֹרָה. הָאוֹמֵר שֶׁאֵין הַתּוֹרָה מֵעִם ה' אֲפִלּוּ פָּסוּק ...
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Are Muslims fit to be Noahides?

According to the Quran of the Muslims, Not to worship idols. Quran 31:13 Not to curse God. Quran 6:108 Not to commit murder. Quran 5:32 Not to commit adultery or sexual immorality. Quran 24:2 Not to ...
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Does tumah applies in any way to Bnei Noach?

According to Pesachim 92a, a gentile is not susceptible to ritual impurity: He was a gentile and therefore he was not susceptible to ritual impurity, because gentiles do not contract ritual impurity ...
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Is Geneivat Da'at forbidden for Bnei Noach?

From my answer on a related question: R. Shim'on Sofer (grandson of the Hatham Sofer) has a responsum (התעוררות תשובה סי' קי"ח) in which he expresses uncertainty about whether a gentile is bound ...
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Can Noahides work as criminal prosecutors?

In Leviticus 5:1 it states: “and he is a witness - either he saw, or he knew” The Gemara (Shevuos 34a) learns from here, that there is a case where it is possible to rely on a witness who knows ...
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