7 Laws of Noah

7 Laws for humanity's sanity!




 Prohibition of Idolatry/Belief in One G-d

Every person should believe in the existence of the one and only Creator of the world. He creates the world and every person, and knows all our actions and thoughts. He observes them and judges each person according to his deeds. He is the one and only G-d whom we must worship and to whom we should pray.

The practical meaning of this commandment is: a complete prohibition to bow down or worship idols of any kind or to believe in another god or any other created entity or force.

 Prohibition of Blasphemy

Respect G-d

Each person has to give respect to the Creator of the world, who granted him life and the world to live in. The practical meaning of this commandment is the prohibition to curse G-d or call Him any derogatory or disrespectful name.

 Prohibition of Murder

Respect Life

Man is created in the ‘image’ of G-d. Man’s life is a holy gift, which no one has the permission to take away from him. One should respect and encourage the continuation of mankind. One who kills a soul it is considered as though he has murdered the entire world and harmed the Creator in whose image he was created. The practical meaning of the commandment is a complete prohibition to kill any human being, including a fetus in its mother’s womb.

 Prohibition of Theft

Respect Human Property

G-d has granted each person the ownership over his money and possessions, and no one is permitted to take them away from him. This includes also the prohibition to holdover payment, the prohibition to kidnap a person, young or old. The practical meaning of this commandment is a strict prohibition of stealing or robbery or any kind of taking a possession away from one’s disposal by force or by fraud or in any other illegal way. Sensitivity to another person’s money or property inspires us also to do acts of charity and kindness.

 Prohibition of Adultery

Respect Marriage

G-d created firstly the man and the woman as one unit, and then divided them to two separate entities, which are in need of each other in order to reach completeness. Married life and its laws are, therefore, the basis for the existence of mankind and the completeness of the family and community. This comes into expression also in keeping values of modesty and discreetness in matters of marital relationship.

The practical meaning of this commandment is the prohibition of incest and adultery. This includes the prohibition of sexual relationship between relatives of first degree, between a married woman and another man, between two males or with animals.

 Prohibition to Eat Part Cut From a Living Creature

Respect Animals

G-d created living creatures in the world, and we must respect their existence. As opposed to the flora, which is renewed continuously, harm to animals is irreversible. Although the Torah is not negating the eating of meat, it sets strict limits to the ability of a person to use animals for his needs. This commandment, which obliges us not to be indifferent even to the suffering of an animal, enhances also our obligation to be aware of another person’s sorrow, not to hurt him and to help him come out of his stress. The practical meaning of this commandment is prohibition to eat a limb or tear out a limb taken from an animal while it is still alive.

 Appointment of Judges

Establishing a Court System

In order that all the above laws will be properly observed, courts of justice should be established in every city (or zone), with judges, who will make decisions with regard these commandments and have the authority to punish those who transgress them. Every person who has an argument will be able to go to these appointed judges and obey their judgment.


Noah

Consider the story of a man similar to yourself. The Torah tells us that over four thousand years ago, some 1,500 years after creation, the world was as confused and morally bankrupt as it is today. G-D had given ADAM six basic commandments prohibiting idolatry, murder, thievery, blasphemy, and adultery. But one thousand five hundred years later only One Man was left that had the courage and integrity to keep them ...his name was Noah. Noah became the father of all mankind. He survived the ensuing flood, and began a NEW WORLD with a new covenant from G-d; The Seven 'Noahide' Commandments. You are a direct descendent of Noah. You have inherited his courage and ability to really make a difference…..for the good.


Torah

Almost a thousand years later occurred the most important event in the history of the world; G-d gave the Torah to the Jews from Mount Sinai The Creator of the universe actually revealed HIMSELF to an entire NATION, spoke to them and gave them His Law and the power to observe it. In this Torah are also found the Seven Noahide Commandments, basic principles of conduct for all mankind, with the power and blessing to do them Since then, whoever observes these commandments because they appear in G-d's Torah receives a place in the world to come and infinite POWER and BLESSING from the Almighty to change the ENTIRE WORLD FOR GOOD.

Messiah

Our goal is to make a perfect world. As, the prophet Tzfanya (3:9) says: "Then I will transform all mankind ...to call the name of G-d and serve Him together. To do this requires a true leader, someone with the leadership of King David, wisdom of King Solomon and inspiration of Moses, someone who can conduct this symphony of redemption.

The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi M.M. Schneerson, who possesses all these qualities of the Messiah we have been awaiting said, "All that is lacking is the coronation. "Even the very 'Motto' of Judaism; 'Shema Yisrael', stresses the importance the non-Jews play in this perfection: "Hear Israel... G-d is One" means that with the arrival of Moshiach the The G-d of Israel; the King and Creator of the universe, will be 'ONE' i.e. worshiped by all peoples.

In fact the entire Torah is filled with G-d's promises to bring Messiah, but it all depends on our good deeds, and that is why G-d gave the gentiles Seven Commandments directly through Moses in the Torah.

You can help coronate the Messiah and bring complete redemption to yourself and the entire world by observing the Seven Noahide Commandments and declaring whenever possible: "We want Moshiach NOW!" "Long live the King Moshiach!'

Make your life count, make the difference! The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson has for over fifty years with His leadership of all World Jewry been an unbroken and unparalleled chain of miraculous advice, wisdom, bravery, unlimited love for all mankind and complete knowledge of the entire Torah and all branches of knowledge. On March 1991 the US Congress declared the Rebbe's birthday the official 'Education day', and in that same year they proclaimed the seven Noahide laws as the basis of all ethical values and principles upon which US and all civilization depend.

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