"O L-RD, Who are my power and my strength and my refuge in the day of trouble, to You nations will come from the ends of the earth and say, 'Only lies have our fathers handed down to us, emptiness in which there is nothing of any avail! Can a man make gods for himself, and they are no gods? 'Therefore, behold I let them know; at this time I will let them know My power and My might, and they shall know that My Name is the L-RD".
Jeremiah 16:19-21

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Q & A – A Very Good Comparison of the Good and Evil Inclination ….

July 16, 2011

By Frances Q. What is the good and evil inclination? A. The evil inclination is that which tempts us, the good inclination is what we use to fight the ‘evil inclination’ I am pretty sure that I mentioned to you some time back about Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, when Luke Skywalker […]

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Haiti: Earthquakes and Tsunami’s …

May 18, 2011

by Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski The recent tragedy in Haiti has elicited a number of comments. People question why G-d permits such catastrophes to happen. Others ask, why go to places of worship to pray for the victims to the G-d who smote them? Some people see such tragedies as expressions of G-d’s wrath, […]

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Who was Jesus?

May 18, 2011

The Bible gave a warning about a dangerous, false prophet who would arise to test our faith in G-d. In Deuteronomy 13, G-d describes this false prophet as a member of the Jewish people (v. 2, 7) who would tell true prophecies and would have the power of miracles. G-d Himself would give this false prophet […]

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Oklahoma B’nai Noach Society – 7 Noahide Laws

May 18, 2011

Rabbi Yechiel Sitzman was born in Germany before World War II, and grew up in the United States. He studied in Yeshivot in the US, England, and Israel. He is on the teaching staff of The Jerusalem Academy of Jewish Studies (Yeshivat D’var Yerushalayim). He has been active in advising Noahides and has assisted Rabbi […]

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Noahide Movement – Newton’s Third Law in Action

May 9, 2011

by Rachav Those chosen by HaShem to be His messengers and leaders have had the attribute of humility; the opposite attribute of arrogance is not a positive one.   We need to be sure that our teachers have the attribute of humility also. What is this notion of “humility” and what does it have to do […]

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Eliezer – a Noahide

May 9, 2011

  By Rachav One of the Noahides found in the Scriptures is Eliezer, Abraham’s servant.   Abraham, was still childless and he was concerned that he had no heir.  God made a covenant with Abraham and promised him that he would indeed have heirs of his own loins. However, this did not cause any rift with  […]

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Noah – Father of the Righteous Gentile

May 9, 2011

Taken from Rachav’s page with permission The Flood 1656 – 1657 From Creation Gen. 6:5 And G-D saw that the wickedness of man [was] great in the earth, and [that] every imagination of the thoughts of his heart [was] only evil continually. 6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the […]

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The Seven Laws of Noah

May 9, 2011

  by Rachav The Torah has basic laws for universal adherence, known as the “Seven Mitzvot of the Sons of Noah”. As enumerated in Tractate 56a of the Talmud Bavli and explained by the Rambam (Yad HaChazakah, Melachim 9), they are: 1. Do not worship idols. 2. Do not curse God’s name in any language. […]

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The Rabbi Responds: A Jewish View of the Messiah.

May 8, 2011

by Rabbi Chaim Richman (The following is the relevant excerpt of a letter which was received in Jerusalem from a reader in Maryland. We are including it here because we understand that the questions which this reader asks, and the answer which he received, are of great interest to many readers, and we hope that this […]

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A Jewish Message for Mankind

May 8, 2011

Taken from Rachav’s pages with permission Many non-Jews, especially those who come to Israel and Jerusalem, are interested in what, if anything, Judaism has to say to them, and how Jews regard them. Jewish tradition has a clear response. Truly traditional Jews accept the Torah, the Pentatuch, as God’s revealed Word; it is amplified and […]

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The Wisdom of Jethro the Noahide

May 8, 2011

by Rachav Jethro was known by several names, his name is pronounced in Hebrew as Yisro, he was also known as Reuel, Jether. In Ex. 2:18 Yethro is called Reuel, and in Ex. 4:18 he was called both Jether and Jethro. Reuel – Ex. 2:18. Jethro was the Kohen of Midian, this was at the time when […]

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The Torah Before Sinai

May 8, 2011

by Rachav Many people seem to think that the specific laws and commandments were not given until the children of Israel reached Mt. Sinai. However we find in Genesis 26 Isaac was told by G-d that he would be blessed because of his father Abraham’s obedience to the commandments of G-d. Genesis 26:3 sojourn in this […]

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The Thirteen Principles of Faith

May 8, 2011

As Articulated by Rabbi Moses Maimonides   1) I believe with perfect faith that God is the Creator and Ruler of all things. He alone has made, does make and will make all things. 2) I believe with perfect faith that God is One. There is no unity that is in any way like His. He alone […]

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Introduction to the Universal Moral Code – Seven Moral Precepts

May 7, 2011

From Rachav’s Page with permission Dear Friends, The breakdown of traditional moral values has become a major issue of discussion and debate in contemporary western society. If we are to discuss this issue from the perspective of Jewish tradition, we need to be aware that, according to the Torah, there is a universal moral code which is […]

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A Righteous Gentile – Rahab

May 7, 2011

  By Rachav   I have had different people ask me, who was Rachav? (she is also known as Rahab.) And some want to know why I chose to be known by this Jewish name. This lady played a key role in ensuring the safety of the spies sent by Joshua to spy out the […]

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Noahides – A Committed Lifestyle

May 7, 2011

  by Rachav I am a bat Noach, for the uninformed, a bat Noach or b’nai Noach is a non-Jew (Noahide) who follows the 7 Noachide laws specifically given by God for them. The Hebrew Scriptures known as the TeNaCh (Torah, Neviim, Ketuvim) = Teachings, Prophets, Writings) plus the Talmud contain information about the role of […]

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Famous Biblical Noahides – Naaman

May 7, 2011

  From Rachav’s page   The story of Naaman is found in 2 Kings Chapter 5.  He was the Commander of the army of the King of Aram (Syria) and a highly honoured one at that, because through him HaShem had granted victory to Syria.  He was not only a great warrior though, he was […]

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Noahide Commandments

May 7, 2011

by: Rabbi Yoel Schwartz Translated by: Yitzhak A. Oked Sechter taken from Rachav’s page with permission Introduction: This book deals mainly with the effort of defining the commandments that the non-Jewish nations should fulfill or make an effort to do so. In addition to  the seven basic commandments, there are several other active commandments that […]

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Rabbi Yoel Schwartz – Endorsement of the Noahide Movement

May 7, 2011

taken from Rachav’s page with permission With thanks to Jack Saunders  who provided this letter from Rabbi Yoel Schwartz  

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The Seven Laws Revealed in Genesis

May 7, 2011

  by Rachav In response to a frequently asked question about where in the Torah we can find the Seven Noahide Laws, I have prepared this short list it is by no means exhaustive. The Seven Noahide Laws are  found in the book of Genesis, but they are found in their transgression, not as specific commandments. In […]

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