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ARE NOAHIDES REWARDED FOR KEEPING MORE THAN 7?

בס”ד The terumah of a non-Jew or a Samaritan is considered terumah, and their hekdesh is considered hekdesh. הַנָּכְרִי וְהַכּוּתִי, תְּרוּמָתָן תְּרוּמָה, וּמַעַשְׂרוֹתֵיהֶן מַעֲשֵׂר, וְהֶקְדֵּשָׁן הֶקְדֵּשׁ 2. Rashi, commentary on Numbers 23:4 “The seven altars”: The verse does not say, “I have arranged seven altars”, but rather, “the seven altars”.… Read More »ARE NOAHIDES REWARDED FOR KEEPING MORE THAN 7?

INTRODUCTION TO THE PARAMETERS OF THEFT

בס”ד The Rabbis taught: Bnei Noach were commanded seven laws: establishing courts of law, blasphemy, idolatry, sexual immorality, murder, theft, and eating the limb of a live animal. תנו רבנן שבע מצות נצטוו בני נח דינין וברכת השם ע”ז גילוי עריות ושפיכות דמים וגזל ואבר מן החי   2. Rambam,… Read More »INTRODUCTION TO THE PARAMETERS OF THEFT

END OF LIFE TOPICS 2 – MURDER AND SUICIDE

בס”ד I.             PERSONAL AUTONOMY FROM A JEWISH PERSPECTIVE Leviticus 19:28   And you shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor imprint any marks upon you: I am G-d. ויקרא פרק יט   (כח) וְשֶׂרֶט לָנֶפֶשׁ לֹא תִתְּנוּ בִּבְשַׂרְכֶם וּכְתֹבֶת קַעֲקַע לֹא תִתְּנוּ בָּכֶם אֲנִי יְקֹוָק:… Read More »END OF LIFE TOPICS 2 – MURDER AND SUICIDE

END OF LIFE TOPICS 1 – TSELEM ELOKIM

בס”ד By the sweat of your brow shall you eat bread, until you return to the ground; for you were taken from the dust, and to the dust you shall return. בְּזֵעַ֤ת אַפֶּ֙יךָ֙ תֹּ֣אכַל לֶ֔חֶם עַ֤ד שֽׁוּבְךָ֙ אֶל־הָ֣אֲדָמָ֔ה כִּ֥י מִמֶּ֖נָּה לֻקָּ֑חְתָּ כִּֽי־עָפָ֣ר אַ֔תָּה וְאֶל־עָפָ֖ר תָּשֽׁוּב׃ II. Burial 2. Deuteronomy 21:22-3… Read More »END OF LIFE TOPICS 1 – TSELEM ELOKIM

PRAYER AS AN OFFERING TO G-D

בס”ד It was stated: Rabbi Yosi ben Rabbi Chanina said, “the prayers were instituted by the Patriarchs”. Rabbi Yehoshua ben Levi said, “the prayers were instituted by the rabbis to correspond to the daily tamid offerings”.   Rabbi Yosi the son of Rabbi Chanina says to you, “ultimately, I will… Read More »PRAYER AS AN OFFERING TO G-D

MODEH ANI: WAKING UP WITH FAITH

בס”ד I am grateful before You, Living and Enduring King, that You have compassionately restored my soul within me; great is Your Faithfulness. מוֹדֶה אֲנִי לְפָנֶֽיךָ מֶֽלֶךְ חַי וְקַיָּם שֶׁהֶחֱזַֽרְתָּ בִּי נִשְׁמָתִי בְּחֶמְלָה, רַבָּה אֱמוּנָתֶֽךָ: 2. Lamentations 3:23 The kindnesses of the L-rd have not ceased; His Mercies are not… Read More »MODEH ANI: WAKING UP WITH FAITH