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Who is obliged to establish righteous courts?
You misunderstood the words of Rabbi Weiner. First of all, in this explanation he is only talking about the Noahide commandment to establish laws and courts FOR A SOCIETY, which has a very different context than the other 6 Noahide commandments. The other 6 are prohibitions upon INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIORS, and they are therefore always in effect. All Gentiles are individually obligated to learn them and observe them.

The meaning of Rabbi Weiner's words, that "it is not within the POWER of an individual" to establish a Noahide court and to establish the Noahide Commandments as the law of the land, is that it is not within the AUTHORITY of an individual to do so. The obligation in this case is based on the person's authority over others (e.g, through the force of policemen), or the authority that is willingly delegated to him by others (e.g., the majority of the citizens in the society).

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RE: Who is obliged to establish righteous courts? - by Director Michael - 08-14-2012, 05:19 PM
Creating a local Noahide Court - by nehemiah - 03-29-2016, 07:09 PM

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