“Do not eat flesh torn from a living animal” This is number seven of the “Seven Commandments of Noah”. You may notice a variety of lists and find different orders of the commandments, as well as a little difference in wording. This Commandment comes from Genesis 9:4; “Only flesh with the life thereof, which is … Continue reading The Commandments of the Noahide – part 8
The Kotel "Western Wall" Do Not Steal Introduction The commandment “do not steal” seems like it could just stand alone, with no further explanation, like it appears in Exodus 20:15, “You Shall Not Steal”. This is what I thought as I was contemplating before writing this article. The more I reflected on “stealing” and what … Continue reading The Commandments of the Noahide – Part 7
At the KOTEL, Jerusalem, Israel Do not commit sexual immorality Introduction To be sexual immoral can be a vague statement depending on the individual. In one group a single man holding a single ladies hand could be offensive, where as in another group anything sexual between consenting couples is permissible, and not considered immoral. Even … Continue reading The Commandments of the Noahide – Part 6
With Pat spending some time in the Galilee Region (Northern Israel) Do Not Murder The next commandment in our series of the seven Noahide Commandments is usually stated , “do not murder”, or “do not kill”. This is similar to the Mosaic Commandment found in Exodus, and again in Deuteronomy stating the same. However this … Continue reading The Commandments of the Noahide Part 5
View of the Mediterranean To Establish Courts of Justice To establish a court of justice ------ to me I have basically ignored this commandment, because it has been hard for to see how it could possibly apply to me as an individual. If this is the case, why take the time to study it? This … Continue reading The Commandments of the Noahide – Part 4
The Great Synagogue in Jerusalem, Israel Do Not Curse G-d The next commandment in this series, “is to not curse G-d”. To investigate the phrase “to curse G-d” could have a variety of meanings depending on who is defining the phrase. One person could interpret “to curse” as a statement someone says about someone else, … Continue reading The Commandments of the Noahide – Part 3
Do Not Worship Idols Looking at the Sea of Galilee Idol worship is forbidden in all three of the monotheistic religions. A good question may be, ""is it practiced the same in all three of these religions? Judaism and Islam are “monotheistic”, in the truest sense of the term. They both worship the G-d of … Continue reading The Commandments of the Noahide – Part 2
On the Temple Mount with friends Before we start discussing the Noahide Commandments, perhaps it would be good to discuss what is a Noahide. Or better, to define the term “Noahide” briefly. During the Exodus there were people other than the Israelites that exited with them as they left Egypt. These people were perhaps some … Continue reading The Commandments of the Noahide – Part 1
Most people think of the covenant G-d made with Noah as G-d's promise to not bring a world flood again. Is there something more? Or is that it? A promise is just that that, its a promise, it can be given in just a statement. If Hashem was just issuing a promise, He could have … Continue reading How Does The Noahic Covenant Apply To Me?
In my last post I mention, “Noahide”, and then later I thought there my be readers who don't know who or what a Noahide is. Another term for Noahide is “Bnei Noah”, (Sons of Noah), some translators have also used the term, “sojourners”, in the Torah. The term “Noahide” is not a popular word today, … Continue reading Who or What is a “Noahide”?