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« Reply #250 on: February 03, 2019, 06:32:39 PM »
9. Objects Offered to Idols, and Decorations of Idols

10. The Prohibition Against Aiding Idol Worshipers

11. Practices that are Forbidden as Customs of Idol Worshipers

12. The Prohibition of Swearing or Vowing in the Name of an Idol (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 12).

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« Reply #251 on: February 05, 2019, 02:42:04 PM »
Part III: The Prohibition of Blasphemy

Including the Laws of Vows

Introduction by Rabbi Dr. J. Immanuel Schochet

1. The Obligation to Respect G-d's Name, and What is Forbidden as Blasphemy

2. Obligations to Revere and Fear G-d

3. Laws of Vows and Promises

4. Annulment of Vows and Promises, and Vows Made According to the Public's Understanding (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 12).

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« Reply #252 on: February 06, 2019, 04:15:40 PM »
Part IV: The Prohibition of Eating Meat that was Separated from a Living Animal

Including Restrictions on Causing Suffering to Living Creatures, Mating Different Species of Animals, and Grafting Different Species of Fruit Trees

Introduction by Dr. Joe M. Regenstein

1. Permissions and Prohibitions for Gentiles Regarding Meat; Species for which Meat from a Living Animal is Forbidden

2. Which Parts from Living Animals are Prohibited to be Eaten

3. The Prohibition of Separating Meat from an Animal that is Living or in the Process of Dying, and Restrictions on Consuming such Meat after the Animal's Death

4. Maimed or Broken Limbs

5. The Precepts Pertaining to a Fetus, and to Eggs

6. Deriving Benefit from Flesh Separated from Living Animals; Cases with a Doubt, and Mixtures with Forbidden Meat (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 12).

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« Reply #253 on: February 08, 2019, 02:39:46 AM »
7. Restrictions on Causing Suffering to a Living Creature

8. The Prohibition of Mating Different Species of Animals

9. The Prohibition of Grafting Different Species of Fruit Trees

Part V: The Prohibition of Murder and Injury

Introduction by Dr. Michael Schulman

1. Details of the Prohibition of Murder; Abortion; Euthanasia; Causing Mortal Injury, and Partners in Murder

2. Suicide, and Sacrificing One's Life for One of the Seven Noahide Commandments

3. Laws of a Pursuer and Self Defense

4. An Accidental Killer's Obligation for Exile, Laws of a Blood-Redeemer, and Cities of Refuge

5. Intentional and Unintentional Killing, and Killing Through Negligence or Under Duress

6. The Prohibition of Causing Personal Injury or Damage

7. The Prohibition of Endangering Oneself or Another, and the Obligation to Save a Person's Life

8. The Prohibitions of Embarrassing Another Person, Evil Gossip, and Tale-bearing

9. Reproductive Sterilization, Contraception, Emitting Semen "in Vain," and the Severity of the Sin of Murder (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 13).

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« Reply #254 on: February 10, 2019, 12:31:48 AM »
Part VI: The Prohibition of Forbidden Relations

Including Precepts Relating to Marriage, Divorce, Marital Relations, and Being Alone with a Forbidden Partner

Introduction by Arthur A. Goldberg

1. Categories of Sexual Partners and Acts that are Forbidden

2. The Prohibitions of Homosexual and Bestial Relations

3. The Prohibition of Relations with Other Men's Wives; Marital Status of Minors; Precepts Related to Adultery by a Gentile with a Jewess; Marriage of an Enslaved Woman; Partners with Whom there can be no Status of Marriage (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 13).

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« Reply #255 on: February 12, 2019, 12:18:16 AM »
4. Precepts Related to Marriage, Fornication and Divorce

5. Precepts Related to Spilling Semen, and Contraception

6. Guarding Against Forbidden Relations, and Following Ways of Modesty

7. Prohibitions Related to Being Alone with a Forbidden Partner (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 14).

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Part VII: The Prohibition of Theft

Introduction by Rabbi Moshe Weiner

1. The Prohibition of Theft

2. Laws of Returning Stolen Objects, and Restitution for Theft

3. The Prohibitions of Aiding or Having Benefit from Theft or Buying Stolen Property, and the Laws of Unintentional Theft

4. Laws of Saving Oneself or One's Property at the Expense of Another's Money; Taking the Law into One's Own Hands

5. Theft Incurred by False Measurements, and the Prohibition of Cheating or Misinforming Another Person

6. The Prohibition of Extortion, and Forcing a Purchase

7. Laws of Borrowing, Renting, Responsibility for an Entrusted Item, and Holding Collateral for a Loan

8. Stealing or Encroaching Upon Real Estate Property

9. The Prohibition of Kidnapping; Stealing Enslaved Persons

10. The Prohibition of Rape, and Laws of Taking Captives

11. Bodily Injury and Damaging Another's Property

12. The Laws of a Delinquent Debtor and One Who Withholds Payment Owed to a Hired Person

13. The Laws of a Worker in Regard to the Employer

14. Government Authority; Laws of Land Conquered in War

15. Laws of Ownerless Items and Finding Lost Objects

16. Maintaining Peace in Society by Forbidding Acts Similar to Theft (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 14).

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« Reply #257 on: February 15, 2019, 02:10:52 AM »
Part VIII: Establishment of Laws and Courts

Introduction by Rabbi Dr. Shimon D. Cowen

1. The Obligation for a Gentile Society to Set Up a Judicial System

2. The Prohibition Against Perverting the Course of Justice or Taking a Bribe

3. Monetary Laws, and Laws of Mediation and Arbitration

4. Societal Morality and the Obligation of Doing Kindness (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 15).

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« Reply #258 on: February 16, 2019, 07:38:32 AM »
Additional chapters on Torah Laws for societally empowered Noahide Courts, in Sheva Mitzvot HaShem, vol. 3, Part VIII:

Appointment of Judges and Enforcement Officers, and the Qualifications Necessary to be a Judge

The Law of a Judge Who Purposefully or Mistakenly Judges Incorrectly

The Jurisdiction of a Noahide Court, and How to Appeal the Decision of a Noahide Court

Summons to a Monetary Adjudication, and Representation by a Lawyer

The Order of the Court Case

Necessary Qualifications of Witnesses

Giving Testimony, and Producing Documentation

The Laws of a False Witness

Laws of Inheritance

Punishment of a Murderer

Punishment for Infractions of the Other Noahide Laws

Government Law

Military Justice

Appendix: Laws of the Ger Toshav (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 15).

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« Reply #259 on: February 17, 2019, 10:45:10 AM »
THE DIVINE CODE

EDITOR'S PREFACE

1. The Noahide Code - a destination of convergent histories

2. Some background behind this effort

3. How the practical details of the Noahide Code are determined

4. How to use this book

5. How the past can be uplifted by disseminating this message (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 16).

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« Reply #260 on: February 18, 2019, 01:55:34 PM »
The Noahide Code - a destination of convergent histories

1. Praise the L-rd, all you nations; extol Him, all you peoples.

2. For His kindness was mighty over us, and the truth of the L-rd is everlasting; praise the L-rd. (Psalm 117)

This shortest Psalm consists of only two verses, which together encompass all humanity. Verse 1 encompasses all non-Jews, and verse 2 encompasses all Jews. These are the two intersecting vectors of the image of G-d within creation, and they are forever joined at a single point of unity, which is the simultaneously transcendent and indwelling Unity of G-d. This point of unity is not easily seen or felt, and that has been the case throughout most of the tumultuous history of the world. However, at one place, at one time, this point of unity was revealed, openly and miraculously, by our Creator Himself. He chose this in His wisdom, so that all of His children, the human race, could know and believe, remember and take it to heart, until the arrival of the Messianic Era. When that time arrives, it will happen because we will be ready - on G-d's terms - to receive Him as the King over the entire world. Such a fundamental revelation need only occur once, if it is unquestionably witnessed and recorded, and commanded by G-d to be preserved for posterity. That revelation took place at Mount Sinai, in the Hebrew year 2448 (1312 B.C.E.1).

1 B.C.E. is Before the Common Era; C.E. is the Common Era (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 16).

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« Reply #261 on: February 19, 2019, 03:51:02 PM »
At that time, the voice of G-d, the Name of G-d, and the Unity of G-d, were openly revealed. But G-d, in His wisdom, saw it better to withhold from the individuals of the witnessing nation, the Jewish people, an ability to continue living with the intensity of the revelation. Instead, He appointed Moses (Moshe in Hebrew) as His prophet, to receive and transmit all of His commandments for the future generations (Deut. 21-28) (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 16-17).

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« Reply #262 on: February 20, 2019, 03:36:18 PM »
This included the recording of G-d's encapsulation of His Divine wisdom into written words, which can be absorbed and integrated within the limited human mind. This document, the Five Books of Moses, G-d called the Torah, which means "instruction," and He bequeathed it, along with its explanations, to the Jews as an eternal inheritance (Deut. 33:4). Along with this gift came the entrusting of a great responsibility, because the Torah does not "only" specify the 613 Jewish Commandments (of which the "Ten Commandments" are only a fraction). It also contains the Seven Noahide Commandments for all non-Jews, which G-d commanded to Noah sixteen generations earlier (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 17).

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« Reply #263 on: February 22, 2019, 12:44:04 AM »
With the ascent of the Jews to nationhood in the Land of Israel, the surrounding nations, and especially the people from those nations who chose to take up residence in the Holy Land, returned to an awareness of the Seven Noahide Commandments. As the Jews encountered national successes and failures during the 440 years preceding, and the 410 years following, the construction of the First Holy Temple by King Solomon, the appeal of the Noahide Code among the surrounding nations waxed and waned (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 17).

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« Reply #264 on: February 23, 2019, 11:16:40 AM »
During the time of the Second Holy Temple (350 B.C.E.- 70 C.E.), a large movement of "Heaven Fearers" was active in the Roman Empire. These were Gentile adherents to the One G-d of Israel, who directed their religious loyalty to the Jewish Sages and the Holy Temple. It is nearly impossible to find any unbiased sources on this subject outside of the Talmud and Midrash, because after the Temple's destruction, these Torah-observant Gentiles became prime targets of the enforcers of the pagan Roman religion, and later of the missionizing activities of innovative new religions that began to challenge the Divinely appointed authority of the Torah tradition. The best non-Torah historical accounts of the "Heaven Fearers" are in the writings of Josephus.2

2 Josephus: The Jewish War 2:454,463 and 7:45; Jewish Antiquities 14:110 and 20:41; Against Apion 1:166,167 and 2:282 (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 17).

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« Reply #265 on: February 25, 2019, 12:11:35 AM »
After the destruction of the Second Temple, and the Diaspora of the Jewish people among nations that were influenced by religions unfriendly to Judaism, it was necessary for the light and the eternal promise of the Noahide Code to be preserved and guarded by the Jewish Sages within the writings of the Oral Torah tradition (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 17-18).

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« Reply #266 on: February 26, 2019, 02:29:03 PM »
Their Torah-law rulings and scholarly debates on the Divine obligations of the Gentile world would have been deemed purely academic over the centuries, were it not for the scriptural prophecies of universal peace and return to Torah observance that will occur in the Messianic Era (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 18).

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« Reply #267 on: February 28, 2019, 02:11:33 AM »
Aside from Rabbi Elijah Benamozegh (1823-1900) in France, who used the title "Noahide" for observers of the seven commandments, there were no contemporary writings on the Noahide Code directed to the Gentile world. Although the seventh Rebbe of Lubavitch, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994), began delivering talks about detailed points of the Noahide Code from the beginning of his leadership in 1951, it was unexpected when, beginning in the 1980's, he put forth an urgent calling to the nations of the world to fulfill their seven commandments, and to the Jewish people at all levels to inform and influence Gentiles concerning the importance of this observance.3

3 See To Perfect the World: The Lubavitcher Rebbe's Call to Teach the Noahide Code to All Mankind, pub. Sichos in English, 2016 (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 18).

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« Reply #268 on: February 28, 2019, 06:59:21 AM »
it was unexpected when, beginning in the 1980's, he put forth an urgent calling to the nations of the world to fulfill their seven commandments
I find this part of the sentence to be really mysterious.

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« Reply #269 on: March 01, 2019, 01:10:09 AM »
I find this part of the sentence to be really mysterious.

I think I cited it correctly. Many people believed the Rebbe was the Messiah. Perhaps he thought that calling to the nations of the world to fulfill their seven commandments was part of his Messianic duty.

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« Reply #270 on: March 01, 2019, 01:22:39 AM »
2. Some background behind this effort

In response to the Rebbe's call, many Gentiles around the world began to seek information about how to correctly fulfill the precepts of these seven commandments. Also in response to this calling, Mr. Chaim Reisner of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, founded the Ask Noah organization in the mid-1990's (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 18).

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« Reply #271 on: March 01, 2019, 02:21:53 AM »
I think I cited it correctly. Many people believed the Rebbe was the Messiah. Perhaps he thought that calling to the nations of the world to fulfill their seven commandments was part of his Messianic duty.
That could be a good explanation. However Jewish world is still very divided about who will be the Messiah. Each Hasidic sect think that their Rebbe is the Messiah. In the end HaShem will decide.

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« Reply #272 on: March 02, 2019, 04:17:26 AM »
In 1999, I joined Ask Noah to provide Torah-true Noahide outreach, starting as the web master of the web site asknoah.org. Since then, these efforts have reached tens of thousands of Gentiles, and growing numbers of Noahide communities. We soon saw that to fulfill the call for the nations of the world to return to the Noahide commandments, it would be necessary to have organized learning at the local level. We also learned of the Rebbe's efforts for a project to codify the Noahide commandments, in the spirit of the classic Shulhan Aruh (Code of Jewish Law) (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 18).

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« Reply #273 on: March 04, 2019, 01:49:15 AM »
To undertake this ambitious task, Mr. Reisner traveled to Israel in the summer of 2004, and met with several leading Rabbis and Torah experts, to present them with our plan, and to request their advice. He received positive reactions from each one, as exemplified by this letter from Prof. Nahum Rakover, former Deputy Attorney General of Israel (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 18).

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« Reply #274 on: March 05, 2019, 01:53:27 PM »
The Jewish Legal Heritage Society

B"H

8.31.2004

Mr. Chaim Reisner

Founder, Ask Noah

Pittsburgh, PA


Dear Mr. Reisner,

I was very impressed to hear about the projects that you are planning in regard to the Seven Noahide Commandments.

It is very important to produce a "Torah Code of Noahide Law", written by qualified Torah scholars, so Noahides will know their true obligations in detail.

Your other project, to open Torah academies for Noahides to learn about their Mitzvot, sounds very interesting and innovative. The students of these academies will be well acquainted with their obligations, and can become qualified teachers to disseminate the Noahide laws among the nations.

Sincerely,

Prof. Nahum Rakover (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 19).