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Re: The Divine Code Daily Dose
« Reply #225 on: January 04, 2019, 07:22:23 AM »
The deed of inviting guests is a law enacted by Abraham for his descendants and those who follow in his ways, and is the way of kindness which he exemplified. He would feed the passersby and give them beverages to drink, and would escort them on their way. The reward for escorting is greater than all other ways of attending to a guest (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 700).

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« Reply #226 on: January 05, 2019, 10:11:17 AM »
Indeed, inviting guests is greater than receiving the Divine Presence, as it says, "And he lifted up his eyes and saw, and behold! Three men were standing before him. He saw, and he ran to meet them from the entrance of the tent, and bowed toward the ground. And he said: 'My Lord, if it please you that I find favor in Your eyes, please pass not from before your servant.' " This tells us that Abraham was sitting in prayer before G-d, yet when he saw the guests, he asked permission from G-d to interrupt his prayer, and G-d's revelation to him, in order to take care of his guests and invite them in. Therefore, it can be seen that inviting in guests is greater than receiving the Divine Countenance (in prayer) (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 700).

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Re: The Divine Code Daily Dose
« Reply #227 on: January 06, 2019, 09:58:40 AM »
Escorting a guest at the conclusion of one's hospitality is greater than inviting a guest into the house, and indeed the Sages say that one who does not escort a guest as he leaves is as if he has spilled his blood. How far must one escort a guest? One should walk the guest through the door and at least 4 cubits beyond the door, and if the guest is a respectable person, the host must escort the guest according to the guest's honor or need (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 700).

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Re: The Divine Code Daily Dose
« Reply #228 on: January 07, 2019, 10:20:33 AM »
With thanks to the One Above, the Directors of Ask Noah International express their deepest gratitude to:

Rabbi Moshe Weiner, who has stood on the shoulders of giants to thoroughly elucidate the essence and foundation of the Torah-based Noahide faith, and to produce the world's first codification of the Noahide Commandments, in his volumes of the series Sefer Sheva Mitzvot HaShem (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 3).

 

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« Reply #229 on: January 08, 2019, 03:56:40 AM »
With thanks to the One Above, the Directors of Ask Noah International express their deepest gratitude to:

Rabbi Moshe Weiner, who has stood on the shoulders of giants to thoroughly elucidate the essence and foundation of the Torah-based Noahide faith, and to produce the world's first codification of the Noahide Commandments, in his volumes of the series Sefer Sheva Mitzvot HaShem (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 3).

 
Amen, this man has done more for us than many people around us.

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« Reply #230 on: January 08, 2019, 04:03:48 AM »
Amen, this man has done more for us than many people around us.

From Moshe ben Maimon to Moshe Weiner there arose none like Moshe!

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Re: The Divine Code Daily Dose
« Reply #231 on: January 08, 2019, 01:02:37 PM »
Rabbi Eliyahu Touger, who believed in the vision of this project, helped establish its practical framework, and provided very helpful advice;

Rabbi Yosef Schulman, who contributed the great amount of basic translation work;

Rabbi and Mrs. Berel Goldberg, for their expert assistance;

the Schulman, Reisner and Weiner families, who patiently, and lovingly, endured the unwavering commitment of the Directors of Ask Noah International to provide the Noahide movement with this English text, as a foundation for faith and practical observance which is true to the chain of the righteous Torah Sages extending back to Moses our teacher, who transmitted the Noahide Code from Mount Sinai (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 3).

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« Reply #232 on: January 09, 2019, 01:14:04 PM »
Rabbi Jacob Immanuel Schochet, o.b.m. who provided invaluable guidance, friendship, approbation and support to the Directors of Ask Noah International, along with expert contributions of explanations and daily prayers for Pious Gentiles, and to whom this book is dedicated (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 3).

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« Reply #233 on: January 10, 2019, 09:40:32 AM »
(Abraham) planted an eshel in Beer-Sheba, and there he proclaimed the Name of G-d, G-d of the Universe. (Genesis 21:33)

"(Abraham) planted an eshel in Beer-Sheba" - (What is this eshel? The Sage) Reish Lakish said: this teaches that he made an orchard and planted in it many types of fine fruit trees (to benefit the wayfarers). (The Sage) Rabbi Nehemiah said: he built an inn (for the wayfarers, for lodging, food and drink) (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 4).


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« Reply #234 on: January 12, 2019, 02:05:12 PM »
"and there he proclaimed the Name of G-d, G-d of the Universe" - Reish Lakish said: Do not read it as "he proclaimed;" rather, read it as "he caused to call." This teaches that our forefather Abraham caused the Name of the Holy One, blessed be He, to be called by the mouth of every passerby (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 4). 

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« Reply #235 on: January 13, 2019, 05:54:55 PM »
How? After (the wayfarers) ate and drank, they stood up to bless Abraham. He would say to them, "Was it then of my food that you ate? You ate from the food of the G-d of the universe. (Rather, you should) thank, praise and bless He Who spoke and caused the universe to come into being" (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 4).

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« Reply #236 on: January 15, 2019, 12:31:53 AM »
They would ask, "What shall we say?" He told them, "Blessed is the G-d of the universe, from Whose bounty we have eaten." So Abraham taught all people to recognize and call in the Name of G-d, G-d of the universe (Tractate Sotah 10b and Rashi; Midrash Rabbah Genesis ch. 54) (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 4).

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Re: The Divine Code Daily Dose
« Reply #237 on: January 16, 2019, 05:39:07 AM »
Approbation (free translation)

Kislev 13, 5767 / November 23, 2007

Behold, I am compelled to speak in praise of the great living scholar, the Rabbi HaGa'on Rabbi Moshe Weiner (may he live for many long and good days), and in praise of his book, a "Shulhan Aruh L'Bnei Noah," which is an elucidation of the Torah Laws of the Seven Commandments for the Children of Noah. He truly showed greatness in his clear explanations and Torah-law rulings in matters that were not discussed at length or elucidated in breadth in the works of the Rabbinical authorities. Therefore I give my appreciation to the above Rabbi who put out such a book into the world. And for the love of the holy words, I have added comments in a few places. Let us pray to G-d that "the earth will be as filled with knowledge of G-d as water covering the sea bed (Isaiah 11:9)," and "all will form a single band to carry out the will of G-d, blessed be He."* Amen.

Rabbi Zalman Nehemiah Goldberg

Supreme Rabbinical Court of Israel

*From the Rosh Hashanah liturgy (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 5).

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Re: The Divine Code Daily Dose
« Reply #238 on: January 17, 2019, 08:29:15 PM »
Approbation (free translation)

Shlomo Moshe Amar

Chief Rabbi of Israel and President of the Great Rabbinical Court

With the Help of Heaven

Tammuz 6, 5768 / July 9, 2008

Letter of Blessing

I saw the good book, well-written and aptly titled "Sheva Mitzvot HaShem," compiled and authored by the Rabbi and great scholar, Rabbi Moshe Weiner, may he live for many long and good days.

I have also seen the immense work that was required to explain all the matters of the Seven Commandments for the Children of Noah, and this was done very well, written in simple, clear language, so that the reader can easily comprehend it.

I bless him that G-d should send him success in all his endeavors, to continue in his holy work, and to author and publish more works in excellent physical health.

And may it be G-d's will that he see blessing in the work of his hands, that it be for the sake of G-d, blessed be He.

Waiting for G-d's salvation and mercy,

Shlomo Moshe Amar

Chief Rabbi of Israel (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 7).

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« Reply #239 on: January 19, 2019, 02:21:17 AM »
Approbation (free translation)

Monday, Tevet 22, 5768 / December 31, 2007

To the Respected Rav, the Ga'on Rabbi Moshe Weiner,

I was honored to peruse and learn his compilation titled "Sheva Mitzvot HaShem." I was deeply impressed by the copious citations in the book, which display a great erudition in the Talmud and its commentaries. The detailed development of issues in the material reflects on the author's tremendous effort to solve them. May G-d strengthen him in his Torah studies and in continuing his holy work.

With great respect,

Gedaliah Dov Schwartz

Head of the Rabbinical Courts,

Rabbinical Council of America

and Chicago Rabbinical Council (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 8.

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Re: The Divine Code Daily Dose
« Reply #240 on: January 20, 2019, 05:55:27 PM »
LETTER FROM RABBI J. IMMANUEL SCHOCHET

Rabbi of Congregation Beth Joseph

Toronto, Canada

Cheshvan, 5768 / October 2007

The world has undergone a fascinating revolution. For approximately three decades there has been an ever-growing interest in the Sheva Mitzvot B'nei Noah, the "Seven Commandments for the Children of Noah," revealed in the Torah of Moses.1 A great number of Gentiles throughout the world have committed themselves to observe this universal "Noahide Code." Many of them are in touch with reliable Rabbis to learn about their religious obligations as "Righteous Gentiles." Unfortunately, there was very little authoritative material to guide even these Rabbis.

1 Maimonides, Hilhot Melahim (Laws of Kings) 8:10. See also Hilhot Milah 1:6, and the glosses of Kesef Mishneh and Tzafnat Pane'ah, ad loc (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 9).

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Re: The Divine Code Daily Dose
« Reply #241 on: January 22, 2019, 02:22:37 AM »
Throughout most of post-Biblical history, the Noahide commandments could not be widely promoted, for the obvious reasons of the restraints of the Jewish exile, especially under the duress of the threats from non-Jewish religions who dominated the governments throughout the Diaspora (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 9).

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« Reply #242 on: January 23, 2019, 08:33:14 AM »
These circumstances made it difficult even to apply the comment of Rabbi Yomtov Lipman Heller that if we are ordained to promote observance of the Noahide Code, how much more so then to use friendly persuasion to lead the hearts of all to the Will of their Creator. With few exceptions, this has led to "neglect" of this important aspect of Torah (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 9).

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« Reply #243 on: January 24, 2019, 02:22:53 PM »
Clearly, these restraints no longer apply, and this has been conducive to the development of the so-called Noahide movement. The search for clear information and guidance, however, is hampered by the lack of precise summaries of a Code for the Noahides. Thus, it is a tremendous merit for the organization Ask Noah International, directed by truly pious and responsible Jews, to be inspired to fill this vacuum (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 9).

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Re: The Divine Code Daily Dose
« Reply #244 on: January 26, 2019, 12:06:04 AM »
In November, 2005, Ask Noah International brought together a team of highly qualified Torah-scholars to dedicate themselves to this goal. Rabbi Moshe Weiner of Jerusalem undertook to bring it to fruition. He devoted himself for two years to a thorough in-depth study of the Seven Noahide Commandments and succeeded in composing a historic text in Hebrew, Sefer Sheva Mitzvot HaShem, Volume I, in the style and format of the classic Shulhan Aruh (Code of Jewish Law), to serve as a guide for the practical application and observance of their detailed laws by Noahide individuals, families and communities. The significance of this project cannot be over-emphasized, as ever more Gentiles seek to follow a lifestyle conforming to the Divine commands incumbent upon them (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 10).

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« Reply #245 on: January 27, 2019, 06:47:09 AM »
Needless to say, this is an extremely sensitive undertaking charged with great responsibilities. Thus, Rabbi Weiner's work, Sefer Sheva Mitzvot HaShem, was submitted for review by the world-renowned Rabbinical authority HaGa'on Rabbi Zalman Nehemiah Goldberg (may he live for many long and good days), member of the Supreme Rabbinical Court of Israel, who graciously examined the text, adding numerous comments throughout, and granted his approbation (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 10).   

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« Reply #246 on: January 28, 2019, 11:49:05 AM »
All the scholars consulted have praised this work as a major achievement, which brings an important but neglected area of Torah to the forefront of Rabbinic attention. They emphasize, though, that it is yet more important to make all people aware of it, in concise and easily readable format, as an authoritative guide for their daily lives. The translators and editor of the English version of the Sefer Sheva Mitzvot HaShem are thus bringing the project to its first milestone, which is now serving as the basis for translation into other languages (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 10).

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« Reply #247 on: January 30, 2019, 06:24:25 AM »
Immeasurably great is the merit of all those who are involved with, and supporting, this extra-ordinary endeavor, which no doubt will hasten the fulfillment of the prophetic vision of "the earth will be as filled with knowledge of G-d as water covering the sea bed" (Isaiah 11:9).

J. Immanuel Schochet

Toronto, Canada (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 10).

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Re: The Divine Code Daily Dose
« Reply #248 on: February 01, 2019, 12:06:28 AM »
THE DIVINE CODE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Letters of Blessing and Approbation for Sheva Mitzvot HaShem

Editor's Preface by Dr. Michael Schulman

Author's Introduction

Part I: Fundamentals of the Faith

Introduction by Rabbi Dr. J. Immanuel Schochet

1. Awareness of G-d; The Torah of Moses; Deniers and Deviators from the Foundations of Faith

2. Proselytizers and False Prophets

3. The Prohibition Against Making a New Religion or Adding a Commandment

4. Liability to Divine and Earthly Punishments

5. Torah Study for Gentiles

6. Serving G-d; Prayer and Grace After Meals

7. Sacrificial Offerings

8. Obligatory Moral Conduct

9. Repentance (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 11).

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Part II: The Prohibition of Idolatry

Introduction by Rabbi Dr. J. Immanuel Schochet

1. The Prohibition of Idol Worship

2. The Prohibition of Turning to Idol Worship

3. Which Actions Make One Liable for Idol Worship

4. The Service of Moleh

5. Forbidden Statues, Images and Pillars

6. The Prohibition of Creating a New Religion

7. The Obligation to Eliminate Idol Worship, and the Prohibition of Benefiting from It

8. Aspects of Idolatry from which Benefit is Allowed, and Nullification of Idols (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 11).