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    Thread: Importance of laws of the land
Post: RE: Importance of laws of the land

Hi Reb, With what you've written there, at least in theory, we are fundamentally agreed. Practically, I'm not so sure, but that was a great explanation. I don't think, in theory, that my writings ab...
amenyahu Laws and Courts (T) 8 35,169 04-14-2014, 06:52 PM
    Thread: Importance of laws of the land
Post: RE: Importance of laws of the land

Hi Reb Schulman, Rabbi Weiner, AskNoah, You've tempered my blade of "righteous indignation" ... at least somewhat. The way you explained it, that it is about the good of the community, showed me the ...
amenyahu Laws and Courts (T) 8 35,169 03-25-2014, 06:33 PM
    Thread: Importance of laws of the land
Post: RE: Importance of laws of the land

Hi Asknoah, I personally disagree with the notion that the rabbinical statement "the law of the kingdom is law" is part of the Seven Commandments. I know that in your book, the Divine Code, there is ...
amenyahu Laws and Courts (T) 8 35,169 03-18-2014, 09:47 AM
    Thread: Theft by Justice Officers
Post: RE: Theft and Justice

"The answer to both questions is: not arbitrarily. But once can imagine a scenario in which the government makes it illegal for all citizens to own a certain type of item - say, for example, handguns....
amenyahu Laws and Courts (T) 6 24,531 03-14-2014, 11:02 PM
    Thread: Theft by Justice Officers
Post: RE: Theft and Justice

Thank you, Reb, for your answer. You said: "- any seizure of personal property by a justice office may rightfully be done only by order of the court, for the purpose of a good and necessary reason i...
amenyahu Laws and Courts (T) 6 24,531 03-10-2014, 09:36 PM
    Thread: Theft by Justice Officers
Post: Theft by Justice Officers

Hi AskNoah, Theft is the physical taking of someone else's property without their consent. Thinking in terms of the Seven Commandments, including a positive obligations to have officers to support ri...
amenyahu Laws and Courts (T) 6 24,531 03-06-2014, 05:52 PM
    Thread: The need for a Rabbi and related questions
Post: Rabbinical Jurisdiction

Hi there, A few years ago, I asked a question about needing a rabbi, or accepting upon oneself a rabbi. Within the answer given was the notions of accepting a rabbi's "rulings". The definition of a r...
amenyahu Torah Study for Noahides (R) 29 121,662 01-13-2014, 11:46 PM
    Thread: Exposing Misinformation about Ger, Ger-Toshav & Ger-Tzedek
Post: What is a Ger Tzedek?

Hi AskNoah, 1. Please could you tell me what exactly a ger tzedek is. 2. This is something that was said to me on Facebook (since a lot more than two people know of it, it shouldn't be lashon hara ...
amenyahu Ask The Academy Rabbis 13 120,699 09-21-2013, 07:52 AM
    Thread: Taxation
Post: RE: Taxation

Hi Reb, In the Divine Code, the word "liable" seems to mean the death penalty in a court, not losing a share in the world to come. It is the sort of offence that cannot get a person forgiveness in a ...
amenyahu Prohibition of Theft (R, T) 29 111,104 07-14-2013, 09:21 PM
    Thread: Taxation
Post: RE: Taxation

Hi Reb, You said that the sheva mitzvos, the 7M, the seven commandments have negative and positive aspects. In other words, they have active commands telling a person to do something and they have pr...
amenyahu Prohibition of Theft (R, T) 29 111,104 07-13-2013, 05:53 PM
    Thread: Taxation
Post: RE: Taxation

Reb, Thank you for the answer you gave. The answer that you gave refers to the administration of fair justice law and order within a society. That didn't specifically refer to government but is some...
amenyahu Prohibition of Theft (R, T) 29 111,104 07-09-2013, 12:59 AM
    Thread: Taxation
Post: Dinim: Courts or Government

Hi there, Hope you are well. You may have answered this question already. If you have, sorry. Does dinim relate to courts or to governments? Rambam speaks of setting up courts. Is that the same as ...
amenyahu Prohibition of Theft (R, T) 29 111,104 07-08-2013, 09:00 PM
    Thread: Taxation
Post: RE: Taxation

Did RambaN and RambaM say that "dina d'malchusa dina" ("the law of the land is the law") is part and parcel of the Noahide law of Dinim? And with regards to taxes, if it were truly robbery not to pay...
amenyahu Prohibition of Theft (R, T) 29 111,104 05-10-2013, 10:45 AM
    Thread: Taxation
Post: RE: Taxation

I did a search on the term "dina d'malchuta" and found that it refers to Jews living in foreign lands. When and where is it initially said to be part of the Noahide command of dinim? Is this a conclus...
amenyahu Prohibition of Theft (R, T) 29 111,104 05-08-2013, 09:27 AM
    Thread: Taxation
Post: RE: Taxation

Hi Reb, With regards to your initial references to Pirkei Avot 6:2 and Mishna 3:5 they are nice words. But I don't know what is meant by "free". Is it still right and just for a king or government to...
amenyahu Prohibition of Theft (R, T) 29 111,104 05-03-2013, 11:47 PM
    Thread: Taxation
Post: RE: Taxation

But the power given to a king or government according to these laws do tell me that even under the Jewish system or the Torah system, we are still all slaves or serfs of one type or another. Those law...
amenyahu Prohibition of Theft (R, T) 29 111,104 04-24-2013, 05:08 PM
    Thread: Taxation
Post: RE: Taxation

Could you please provide a source accessible to the most gentiles that shows that taxation, the taking of money by government without the consent of the individual(s) from whom it is taken, is legal a...
amenyahu Prohibition of Theft (R, T) 29 111,104 04-16-2013, 11:34 PM
    Thread: Taxation
Post: RE: Taxation

I read the above taking note of the advice that was given. Over the past weeks I've been looking into government and what money actually is or how it is generated. I've been looking into the way how t...
amenyahu Prohibition of Theft (R, T) 29 111,104 03-28-2013, 01:54 AM
    Thread: Punishments for Law-Breakers?
Post: RE: Punishments for Law-Breakers?

Hi Reb, Thanx for your great answer. It helps with the forming of concepts in my head. If I were living under a Torah-observant government, I may have more trust in it. I'm starting to wonder about ...
amenyahu Laws and Courts (T) 17 96,515 03-16-2013, 07:17 AM
    Thread: Punishments for Law-Breakers?
Post: Societal laws and punishments

Hi Reb, AskNoah, I have another question, or another set of questions. Hope you can help. I've been thinking about government and its policing forces, including social services. What I ask is in rel...
amenyahu Laws and Courts (T) 17 96,515 03-13-2013, 09:00 AM