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    Thread: Working on a house of idol worship
Post: RE: Working on a house of idol worship

It is forbidden to benefit the idol worship, so it seems that this is not accepted.
Rabbi Moshe Weiner Prohibition of Idolatry (R) 5 24,131 12-13-2017, 05:29 PM
    Thread: Mezuzah
Post: RE: Mezuzah

Director Michael Wrote: (05-11-2008, 05:48 PM) -- PlasticMan Wrote: -- Hi Director Michael. In another thread you said "A Noahide can draw inspiration and insight from Jewish commandments which are...
Rabbi Moshe Weiner Optional Observances for Noahides (R,T) 9 98,327 09-18-2017, 01:48 AM
    Thread: Destroy idols and their accessories?
Post: RE: Destroy idols and their accessories?

If you know for sure that the one you sell it to will melt it down, it is permitted to sell it to him. If you can't find someone whom you know will melt it down, you can damage the image on the silve...
Rabbi Moshe Weiner Prohibition of Idolatry (R) 13 69,147 02-12-2017, 12:29 PM
    Thread: Idol images for decoration?
Post: RE: Idol images for decoration?

B"H This web page has a concise description of how the dolls are used, and the associated customs and superstitious practices: http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/explore/calendar/march/hinamatsuri.html ...
Rabbi Moshe Weiner Prohibition of Idolatry (R) 9 41,808 09-19-2016, 06:15 PM
    Thread: Jurisdiction and Structure of Noahide Courts
Post: RE: Jurisdiction and Structure of Noahide Courts

In the book "Sheva Mitzvot Hashem," Vol. 3 (Dinim = Laws and Courts) 1:10, I wrote that there is no concept or permission of a "jury" in Torah law even for a Noahide court, except in regard to a monet...
Rabbi Moshe Weiner Laws and Courts (T) 7 39,237 01-01-2015, 09:58 PM
    Thread: Marriage and Marital Issues
Post: RE: Marriage

Here are the answers to your questions. These answers apply only when the stepfather and his stepdaughters are all GENTILES. (Jews with questions of this nature should consult their local Orthodox Rab...
Rabbi Moshe Weiner Intimate Relations 20 116,653 12-05-2014, 02:21 AM
    Thread: The need for a Rabbi and related questions
Post: RE: The need for a Rabbi and other questions

It is important to note that neither Rambam (Laws of Kings 9:14) nor Ramban (on Genesis 34) say that Shimon and Levy (or their brothers or Jacob) actually passed a legal judgment on the prince Shechem...
Rabbi Moshe Weiner Torah Study for Noahides (R) 29 138,593 02-09-2014, 02:50 PM
    Thread: Taxation
Post: RE: Taxation

B"H a. When a ruling government is accepted by the people, the law "dina de'malchusa dina" applies, regardless how just and fitting to the Seven Laws the government is. (It's clear that if a governme...
Rabbi Moshe Weiner Prohibition of Theft (R, T) 29 125,152 05-08-2013, 03:27 AM
    Thread: Prohibition of cheating
Post: RE: Prohibition of cheating

Hrvatski Noahid Wrote: (04-25-2013, 03:56 AM) -- I note that the term "items" is used. Does the same principle apply to services offered on the free market? -- Yes. This depends on whether or no...
Rabbi Moshe Weiner Prohibition of Theft (R, T) 3 20,454 04-28-2013, 09:48 PM
    Thread: Importance of laws of the land
Post: RE: Importance of laws of the land

The Noahide Commandment and obligation for Laws and Courts is not only for Noahide courts to judge according to the other 6 Noahide Commandments when the society accepts this. Independent of that, any...
Rabbi Moshe Weiner Laws and Courts (T) 8 40,488 11-12-2012, 11:53 PM
    Thread: Importance of laws of the land
Post: RE: Importance of laws of the land

Since in general the law of the land is law - a person must abide by these laws, and not doing so would be transgressing the Noahide Commandment for Courts and Justice (but not necessarily as a capita...
Rabbi Moshe Weiner Laws and Courts (T) 8 40,488 11-01-2012, 07:34 AM
    Thread: Who is obliged to establish righteous courts?
Post: RE: Who is obliged to establish righteous courts?

This statement in "The Path of the Righteous Gentile" is one of several that is not correct (and this one in particular is very exaggerated in regard to reality), as the question poses: amenyahu W...
Rabbi Moshe Weiner Laws and Courts (T) 8 40,144 06-20-2012, 03:24 AM
    Thread: Behind in paying bills
Post: RE: Behind in paying bills

jjny76 Wrote: (05-26-2012, 09:40 PM) -- I was wondering if it's considered theft if a noahide is behind in paying credit cards or even no longer paying them because he/she has fallen on difficult fin...
Rabbi Moshe Weiner Prohibition of Theft (R, T) 1 13,978 05-31-2012, 07:45 AM
    Thread: Taxation
Post: RE: Taxation

As long as the ruling government is the legitimate ruler, the taxes it imposes are an obligation because of the Torah's principle that "the law of the ruling government is the law" ("dina d'malchusa d...
Rabbi Moshe Weiner Prohibition of Theft (R, T) 29 125,152 03-09-2012, 04:36 AM
    Thread: Foie Gras - Forced Fattening
Post: RE: Foie Gras - Forced Fattening

For Noahides / Gentiles the act of fattening ducks or geese by force-feeding is not prohibited, because the prohibition of unnecessary "tza'ar ba'alei hayim" (pain or suffering of living creatures) is...
Rabbi Moshe Weiner Treatment of Animals/Forbidden Meat (R, T) 2 15,608 11-13-2011, 06:45 PM
    Thread: tobacco and other drug use
Post: RE: tobacco and other drug use

bdschuh Wrote: (11-04-2011, 02:54 AM) -- In my Noahide studies, I can't help that sometimes I happen to read a commentary on Kabala. I have read that burning any plant might attract demons. Is it tru...
Rabbi Moshe Weiner Ask The Academy Rabbis 11 123,734 11-09-2011, 07:50 AM
    Thread: Restoring Stolen Money or Goods
Post: RE: Restoring Stolen Money or Goods

In general, a person has some baseline knowledge in regard to what he took - at least he will know that it is between a minimum and a maximum amount. For example: he will know that he took at least $...
Rabbi Moshe Weiner Prohibition of Theft (R, T) 3 19,855 09-22-2011, 04:08 PM
    Thread: Restoring Stolen Money or Goods
Post: RE: Restoring Stolen Money or Goods

If the victim of the theft is known, the money must be given back to that person. [Saying that you wish the victim some intangible spiritual benefit does not suffice as a repayment of the physical dam...
Rabbi Moshe Weiner Prohibition of Theft (R, T) 3 19,855 09-18-2011, 12:13 PM
    Thread: Is "Kilayim" (planting mixed seeds) prohibited for Gentiles?
Post: RE: Kilayim (planting mixed seeds)

These answers cover the topic of planting (or sowing) mixtures of seeds of different types of produce. Such a mixture is called "kilayim" in Hebrew. (The topic of cross-grafting different species of f...
Rabbi Moshe Weiner Ask The Academy Rabbis 1 61,271 07-25-2011, 09:13 PM
    Thread: tobacco and other drug use
Post: RE: tobacco and other drug use

From "The Divine Code," Part III (The Prohibition of Blasphemy), ch. 2, quoting Likkutei Sichot vol. 38, a Noahide may take upon himself any specific vow, including such a nazirite vow as you mentione...
Rabbi Moshe Weiner Ask The Academy Rabbis 11 123,734 12-17-2010, 07:50 PM