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    Thread: Wearing a tallis?
Post: RE: Wearing a tallis?

With all due respect, the interest in a Noahide prayer garment that looks like a tallis with corner fringes (tzitzit) may be the start of a slippery slope for the Noahide movement. It is at least alon...
Rabbi Immanuel Schochet Optional Observances for Noahides (R,T) 13 71,488 04-09-2009, 04:22 AM
    Thread: tobacco and other drug use
Post: RE: tobacco and other drug use

There is a general ruling that one is not allowed to harm oneself. It is based on a verse in the Noahide Code (Gensis 9:5), and the principle that man's body is not his private possession (it belongs ...
Rabbi Immanuel Schochet Ask The Academy Rabbis 11 123,181 10-15-2007, 11:48 AM
    Thread: Definition of an idol
Post: RE: Definition of an Idol

newlybennoach Wrote:... pictures on ceramics that are flat or sometimes domed slightly. I am not sure it is forbidden for me to make these or not. I will probably still avoid it, but can someone tel...
Rabbi Immanuel Schochet Prohibition of Idolatry (R) 19 88,824 09-05-2007, 09:05 AM
    Thread: Authority's Rights
Post: RE: Authority's Rights

There is certainly no obligation. Even if the oppressing regime is opposing any of the 7 Noahide Laws, a Noahide is not required to have self-sacrifice to combat the regime. It is a personal choice to...
Rabbi Immanuel Schochet Laws and Courts (T) 8 40,525 08-16-2007, 11:18 PM
    Thread: Definition of an idol
Post: RE: Definition of an Idol

zoidberg Wrote:rabbiyitz Wrote:Shalom, The [3D] form of a human or of the celestial bodies, made of any material be it gold, silver, wood, plaster, stone, etc., are classed as idolatrous images. The t...
Rabbi Immanuel Schochet Prohibition of Idolatry (R) 19 88,824 08-16-2007, 11:10 PM
    Thread: Idol images for decoration?
Post: RE: Idol images on pottery

Since they are sold from the outset as decorations, and the figures are merely painted on the pottery, as opposed to three-dimensional figures, there should not be a problem even with regard to "image...
Rabbi Immanuel Schochet Prohibition of Idolatry (R) 9 41,327 08-08-2007, 01:58 PM
    Thread: Wearing a tallis?
Post: RE: Wearing a tallis?

Noahide men (or women) should not buy their own tallis gadol to use during their daily morning prayers, or a tallis katan to wear continually (even with the tzitzis fringes not showing). The tallis is...
Rabbi Immanuel Schochet Optional Observances for Noahides (R,T) 13 71,488 07-27-2007, 08:42 PM
    Thread: Authority's Rights
Post: RE: Authority's Rights

Any country/organization has a moral right to demand anything of its members as a condition for membership. It is then the option of prospective members to join or not. As for is there a moral obliga...
Rabbi Immanuel Schochet Laws and Courts (T) 8 40,525 07-26-2007, 10:14 AM
    Thread: Prayer and Deeds for Deceased Ancestors
Post: RE: Deceased Ancestors

I would suggest the following recitation for funeral and memorial services for Noahides: ----------------------- The Rock - His working is perfect, for all His paths are justice; a G-d of faithfulnes...
Rabbi Immanuel Schochet End of Physical Life (T) 9 47,833 07-18-2007, 09:05 AM
    Thread: Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur
Post: Rosh Hashanah services

I was once asked this question about Noahides who attend a Rosh HaShanah synagogue service: "If a Noahide man goes to shul for the Rosh HaShanah morning service, should he kneel and bow his head down...
Rabbi Immanuel Schochet Optional Observances for Noahides (R,T) 8 47,176 07-18-2007, 08:42 AM
    Thread: Honoring the Festivals and Hanukkah
Post: [split] Observing the Festivals?

I would go so far as to suggest that if Noahides want to light candles in honor of the Jewish Sabbath or Holy Days, they can do so but in context of enhancing the meal(s) they are eating on that day (...
Rabbi Immanuel Schochet Optional Observances for Noahides (R,T) 8 65,638 07-18-2007, 08:30 AM
    Thread: Sabbath restrictions are for Jews only
Post: Sabbath restrictions are for Jews only

I would go so far as to suggest that if Noahides want to light candles in honor of the Jewish Sabbath or Holy Days, they can do so but in context of adding festivity to the day (since it is a custom o...
Rabbi Immanuel Schochet Basic Principles (R,T) 20 118,728 07-18-2007, 08:30 AM
    Thread: Reciting Blessings and Saying "Amen"
Post: RE: Saying "Amen" to Jewish blessings

I would just like to reiterate that there is nothing wrong with a Gentile saying "Amen" when he or she hears a Jew making an exclusively Jewish blessing. For example, if a Noahide is visiting a synago...
Rabbi Immanuel Schochet Noahide Prayer (R) 4 25,535 07-18-2007, 08:22 AM