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Re: The Divine Code Daily Dose
« Reply #300 on: April 07, 2019, 12:05:36 PM »
The purpose of this book is to explain these seven commandments according to Torah principles and Torah Law, including both their general rules and their details, and also the moral obligations that are intellectually incumbent. All of this is in order to teach faithful Gentiles the way of G-d and the path in which it is proper for them to go, until they will merit through this the distinctions and the spiritual beauty of "the pious of the nations of the world."14

14 These are Gentiles who earn eternal spiritual reward by accepting upon themselves to fulfill the Seven Noahide Commandments and being careful in their observance, specifically because the Holy One, blessed be He, commanded them in the Torah, and informed us through Moses our teacher that Noah's descendants had been previously commanded to fulfill them (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 26).

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Re: The Divine Code Daily Dose
« Reply #301 on: April 08, 2019, 09:38:07 PM »
The Basis for Fulfillment of the Noahide Code

Rambam explains in Laws of Kings 8:11: "...The Holy One, blessed be He, commanded them (the Seven Noahide Commandments) in the Torah, and informed us through Moses our teacher that Noah's descendants had been previously commanded to fulfill them."

This means that even though Noah's descendants were previously commanded to fulfill them - and this Divine command was not nullified in legal terms, and Gentiles are still obligated by the power of the original commands - nevertheless, there were more details added by G-d through Moses at the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 27).

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Re: The Divine Code Daily Dose
« Reply #302 on: April 10, 2019, 05:14:50 PM »
Clearly, the Noahide Commandments were commanded to Moses, because even though they were commanded previously to Adam and Noah, they were never written down as Torah before Mount Sinai. Their recording in the Written Torah was through Moses, and their explanations and details as transmitted in the Oral Torah were given to Moses, as will be explained (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 27).

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« Reply #303 on: April 12, 2019, 03:28:11 AM »
According to his above-cited ruling, Rambam explains that (a) the descendants of Noah are obligated to observe their Seven Commandments because these were commanded to them by G-d through Moses, and (b) when the Torah was given by G-d through Moses, there was a spiritual dimension that He added for the Gentiles as well as for the Jews. The explanation of this spiritual dimension of the Noahide Code, which was added by G-d through Moses at Mount Sinai, is given by Rambam in Laws of the Foundations of the Torah, Chapter 8 (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 27).

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« Reply #304 on: April 14, 2019, 01:21:48 AM »
Rambam explains that we do not believe in Moses as a prophet because of the miracles he performed, since a prediction and a sign could be accomplished through sorcery, and thus it could be doubted. Rather, we believe in Moses and G-d's true Torah - against which there will never be a real challenge - based on the true testimony of what the entire Israelite nation saw and heard at G-d's giving of the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai. They all witnessed with absolute surety that Moses heard his prophecies directly as the open speech of G-d, and that G-d gave Moses the Torah from Heaven. Therefore, if a subsequent "prophet" arises to challenge, change or nullify any prophecy of Moses, or any part of the Torah of Moses, we can know without any doubt that this person's words are false, as is well explained by Rambam (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 27).

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« Reply #305 on: April 15, 2019, 01:07:24 PM »
Therefore, the obligation to keep the Torah's commandments (the mitzvot) is absolutely true, without doubt. This is not known as a private tradition as were the earlier prophecies up to the time of Mount Sinai. Before the giving of the Torah, it was possible to think that perhaps another prophet could come and contest or deny the prophecy and words of an earlier prophet. Therefore, also in regard to the Seven Noahide Commandments, their existence is not absolute because they were commanded to Adam and Noah personally from G-d. For it is possible that a later prophet could come and deny any of those commandments, and perform wonders and miracles to show his abilities, and thereby convince others that those earlier commandments had become nullified or changed. Rather, the absolutely true existence of the Noahide commandments, like the rest of the Torah, is only that they were commanded eternally by G-d Himself at Mount Sinai through Moses, as a true testimony (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 27-28).

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« Reply #306 on: April 17, 2019, 03:31:06 AM »
There are 248 obligations and 365 prohibitions commanded for the Jews, and seven categories of prohibitions commanded for the rest of mankind. Beyond these seven categories of prohibitions, there are also fundamental and universal positive obligations, including: belief, faith and trust in G-d; turning to Him for one's needs; and creating a civilized world (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 28).

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« Reply #307 on: April 18, 2019, 05:25:57 AM »
Even though the testimony from Mount Sinai was directed to the entire Jewish people who heard and saw it directly, and the Gentile nations did not experience it directly, nevertheless, such a unique testimony to a group of millions of people is impossible to refute, and there never was again any occurrence of public Divine speech to an entire nation. All of the previous and later prophets received private prophecies (see Rambam's Guide to the Perplexed, Part II, ch. 35) (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 28).

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« Reply #308 on: April 19, 2019, 06:38:17 PM »
According to this, we can understand the words of Rambam in Laws of Kings 8:11, that "wise ones" of the Gentiles may be found who are keeping aspects of the Noahide mitzvot according to their intellect and their knowledge, or even because of the command to Adam and Noah, but not because these commandments were reiterated and renewed by G-d at Mount Sinai (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 28).

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« Reply #309 on: April 21, 2019, 04:38:53 AM »
As Rambam writes in Laws of Kings 9:1, logic and wisdom dictate these precepts; i.e., it is possible to observe them on an intellectual basis without belief in the Divine command, or not because they were commanded to Moses, but rather because they were previously commanded. A Gentile who does so is called "wise," but he is not called "pious" (a "hassid" in Hebrew) (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 28).

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« Reply #310 on: April 23, 2019, 04:34:36 AM »
Rambam teaches that if a Gentile observes these only from an intellectual standpoint, but not because of G-d's command to Moses, he will receive reward for his good deeds; but he has not earned a part in the ultimate spiritual reward of the future eternal World to Come, because that is obtained only by virtue of submitting one's actions to the will of G-d that He revealed in His eternal Torah of Moses, the "Tree of Life" (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 28-29).

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Re: The Divine Code Daily Dose
« Reply #311 on: April 24, 2019, 09:43:00 AM »
For observing the Seven Noahide Commandments based only on intellect, a Gentile's reward may be received during his lifetime in this world, or perhaps in his afterlife in the spiritual realm after the end of his physical life, or perhaps both. The eternal World to Come will begin with the general resurrection of the righteous who attached themselves to the Torah of Moses, which is called G-d's "Tree of Life" (Proverbs 3:11-18) (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 29).

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« Reply #312 on: April 26, 2019, 09:02:08 AM »
However, the Divine command of the Noahide Code to Adam and Noah stands and has not been nullified on a Torah-law basis, for, as Rambam states in Laws of Kings 8:11, Moses informed us in the Torah that the descendants of Noah were previously commanded in them. Moses was commanded that mankind must be informed about this.17

17 This was a direct command from G-d, in the same sense as (Leviticus 6:1-2): G-d spoke to Moses, saying, "Command Aaron and his sons, saying: This is the law ..." Thus, no group can validly claim that they may by-pass acceptance of the Noahide Code from the Torah because their religion predates Mount Sinai (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 29).

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« Reply #313 on: April 27, 2019, 04:50:23 PM »
Therefore, Rambam says clearly in Laws of Kings 9:1, "Six precepts were commanded to Adam ... it was added for Noah ...," and these commands still stand. Therefore it is obvious that the primary commanding of the seven Noahide mitzvot was to Adam and Noah. Beyond this, G-d added three new dimensions through Moses:

(a) The Torah's details of the Noahide commandments that were not revealed before Mount Sinai, as we will now explain.

(b) Their new strength as absolute and eternal commandments, which did not exist before Mount Sinai, as explained above.

(c) After Mount Sinai, it is impossible to add, subtract or change any of the Noahide Commandments forever, as will be explained below (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 29).

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Re: The Divine Code Daily Dose
« Reply #314 on: April 29, 2019, 10:38:53 AM »
It is obvious that Moses explained the Torah's seven mitzvot for the Gentiles, and that the details they previously did not know were commanded to them by G-d with their explanations through Moses, at Mount Sinai. For example, after the Torah was given, a transgression of a specific Noahide commandment (a "capital sin") carries liability to capital punishment by G-d or by an authorized court. But this is not commanded in Genesis as the definitive punishment for individuals other than for murder, in Genesis 9:6 - "Whoever sheds the blood of man ..., his blood shall be shed ...," which was commanded to Noah (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 29-30).

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« Reply #315 on: April 30, 2019, 07:12:30 PM »
Another example is the command regarding adulterous relations with a married Jewish woman. This was related in the Torah (Leviticus 18:6) as "ish ish ..." (any man), which Tractate Sanhedrin 57b explains as including Gentiles in the command prohibiting adultery with a married Jewess. This obligated Gentiles to take care in regard to the many Torah regulations and precepts that determine if a Jewess is considered married, and they have liability before an authorized court for these additional stringencies, even though Gentiles were originally commanded through Adam regarding adultery only as it applies to Gentile marriage. Hence, the cited command in Leviticus is to Gentiles (as a detail of their forbidden sexual relations), as well as to Jews (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 30).

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Re: The Divine Code Daily Dose
« Reply #316 on: May 02, 2019, 04:44:38 AM »
These examples prove that the Torah that was given through Moses included the Seven Noahide Commandments, and added details of a Noahide Code that had not been commanded up to that point (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 30).

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« Reply #317 on: May 03, 2019, 06:35:32 PM »
More so, it was also added through Moses for all mankind that the Noahide Commandments will not change forever, and there will be no additions or subtractions. Until Moses, it was possible that G-d would let a prophet know that one of the commandments was nullified, or that a new commandment could be added (as G-d commanded the additional prohibition to Noah of eating flesh that was severed from a living animal, and He commanded the additional precept of circumcision to Abraham) (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 30).

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« Reply #318 on: May 04, 2019, 06:39:54 PM »
Rambam teaches in Laws of Kings 9:1, "Thus, there are seven precepts (which were commanded to Noah). These remained the same throughout the world until Abraham, who arose and was commanded regarding circumcision, and he also ordained morning prayers. Isaac separated tithes and added a prayer service in the afternoon. Jacob added (a prohibition against eating) the sciatic nerve, and he also ordained evening prayers... Ultimately, Moses came and the Torah was completed by him." Thus, there were additions in the commands of G-d to His early prophets - first to Noah and then to the three Patriarchs. The Patriarchs also added precepts from their own logic and for their own family, yet they violated no prohibition in doing so. This possibility did not continue after Moses completed the Torah, since also for the Children of Noah, a prophet cannot add anything to the Torah, or create a new commandment or a new religion after Mount Sinai (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 30).

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Re: The Divine Code Daily Dose
« Reply #319 on: May 06, 2019, 02:54:33 AM »
But once Moses arose as the greatest prophet for all time, and G-d commanded the precepts of the Torah through him, including the Noahide commandments, no true prophet will ever arise to change, or add to, or subtract from them, forever (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 30-31).

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« Reply #320 on: May 07, 2019, 06:52:54 AM »
This concept is because of the special status of the "Torah of Moses," as Rambam describes and explains in Laws of Foundations of the Torah, Chapter 9. G-d sealed the Divine Commandments when He commanded mankind with the giving of the Torah to Moses, and He established that He will never send or command a prophet to alter any one of the Torah's commandments. This point, which G-d also commanded to Moses at Mount Sinai (Deuteronomy 13:1), established the Torah of the Jews as the source for His sealed commandments. This is true also in regard to the Seven Noahide Commandments, but only because of the unique transmittal of His commands to mankind through Moses at the public national revelation at Mount Sinai, as explained above. Without G-d's sealing of the Seven Noahide Commandments in the Torah, they would not truly be His eternal word, because of the possibility that they might be changed or added to (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 31).

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« Reply #321 on: May 09, 2019, 03:01:28 AM »
This is the depth of Rambam's words (Laws of Kings 8:11): "Any Gentile who accepts the seven commandments and is careful to observe them is of the 'pious of the nations of the world' and will have a portion in the World to Come. This is so provided that one accepts them and observes them because the Holy One, blessed be He, commanded them in the Torah and informed us through Moses our teacher that the descendants of Noah were originally commanded about them" (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 31).

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« Reply #322 on: May 10, 2019, 03:42:40 PM »
The true cleaving of a person to G-d can only be in a way that accords with the will of G-d, Who has given mankind a path of connection to Himself, and to a spiritually higher level of eternal existence that is inconceivable by natural means. This can only be achieved because G-d Himself, in His unlimited kindness, bestows this possibility to mankind. If one rationalizes the observance of these seven precepts and observes them based only on that reasoning, he may indeed be an intelligent person, and he may do many good deeds. But if one's observance is based only on human intellect, which is limited, it is definitely not connected with the eternally existing Divine Truth (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 31).

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Re: The Divine Code Daily Dose
« Reply #323 on: May 12, 2019, 03:16:01 PM »
Therefore, such an approach lacks the essential element of binding to G-d's will,19 and, as the world has seen from tragic experiences, the person who follows that approach will be at increased risk of rationalizing an actual transgression.

19 In the Torah, there are statements by G-d to Moses, prohibiting Jews to do specific things that are prohibited in a general way for Gentiles. We cite such verses as sources or explanations for details of the Noahide commandments, but these are not intended to imply that Gentiles are commanded about any prohibition that G-d commanded to the Jews. Thus, particular prohibitions or directives, derived from an explanation on a Torah verse, can be understood as relating to Gentiles as G-d's will in general. This is the intention in this book - to cite verses from the Hebrew Bible as sources for Torah concepts and to provide their authentic explanations. This is a general point throughout the book, but there are exceptions when a verse actually relates directly to a commandment for Gentiles. Usually in these cases, the author explains in the main text that this is an explicit scriptural commandment for Gentiles (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 31-32).

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Re: The Divine Code Daily Dose
« Reply #324 on: May 13, 2019, 06:39:50 PM »
Without proper explanation, a person may not automatically appreciate the special blessings that G-d has made available to mankind, nor how those blessings may be secured in the manner that Rambam shared: "provided that one accepts them and observes them because the Holy One, blessed be He, commanded them in the Torah and informed us through Moses our teacher ..." This is an eternal truth that G-d, in His infinite kindness, gifted to mankind at the event of Matan Torah (the "Gift of Torah") (the Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Ask Noah International, 2018, p 32).