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    Thread: Marking the anniversary of a Jewish tzaddik's passing
Post: Marking the anniversary of a Jewish tzaddik's pass...

B"H The following questions were received. Note: The anniversary of a Jewish tzaddik's passing (the day of the "yahrzeit" = "yearly time") is also called the day of his/her "hilulah" (rejoicing). Quo...
Director Michael End of Physical Life (T) 0 369 07-08-2021, 01:51 PM
    Thread: What is Considered to be Stealing?
Post: RE: What is Considered to be Stealing?

Question received: Quote:Is taking thing without permission from a relative capital stealing? The following is quoted from "The Divine Code," 4th edition, in Chapter 1 of the section on The Prohibiti...
Director Michael Prohibition of Theft (R, T) 8 24,510 03-30-2021, 11:08 PM
    Thread: What is Considered to be Stealing?
Post: RE: What is Considered to be Stealing?

Question received: Quote:Are all property acquisitions gotten by coveting theft? Here is the text in the topic on coveting in "The Divine Code," 4th edition, near the end of Chapter 1 in the section ...
Director Michael Prohibition of Theft (R, T) 8 24,510 03-30-2021, 10:47 PM
    Thread: What is Considered to be Stealing?
Post: RE: What is Considered to be Stealing?

Simply gaining that access which is open to many other people, without stealing any restricted physical or intellectual property in the process, does not appear to be forbidden within any of the speci...
Director Michael Prohibition of Theft (R, T) 8 24,510 03-30-2021, 10:42 PM
    Thread: Prohibition of In-Depth Torah Study Not Related to Noahide Code
Post: RE: Prohibition of In-Depth Torah Study Not Relate...

B"H Here are those two verses, with some explanation: In Numbers 23:19, Bilaam said these words that G-d put into his mouth: "G-d is not a man, that He should be deceitful, not a human being, that He...
Director Michael Torah Study for Noahides (R) 19 70,056 12-11-2020, 12:04 PM
    Thread: Cursing one's enemies
Post: RE: Cursing one's enemies

(04-18-2020, 07:03 AM)John Wrote: 04/17/2020 I found a listing on an Orthodox Jewish job search website that was looking for a “...Baal Shem, Tzidik, Rav or other person capable of cursing [his] en...
Director Michael Respect for G-d's Names (T) 1 5,151 11-09-2020, 12:28 PM
    Thread: Love and Fear of G-d
Post: RE: Emotions towards Hashem

(01-08-2020, 04:19 PM)OlKorekt Wrote: What is the meaning of G-d's desire for one to have fear and love of Him if nothing exists except Him? In other words my love and fear to G-d don't exist from G...
Director Michael Respect for G-d's Names (T) 3 15,017 01-17-2020, 12:50 AM
    Thread: Taking on a Hebrew name?
Post: RE: Hebrew name?

B"H. Question: I feel a need to change the name that I go by publicly, and maybe even change my legal name also. What is the Torah perspective about this for Noahides? Answer: The general principle ...
Director Michael Ask The Academy Rabbis 21 168,173 01-17-2020, 12:17 AM
    Thread: Proverbs and Ecclesiastes
Post: RE: Proverbs and Ecclesiastes

B"H. Here is a question we received: Quote:What is the true meaning of this verse? "For in much wisdom is much vexation, and he who increases knowledge, increases pain." Thanks for your question abou...
Director Michael Torah Study for Noahides (R) 6 29,381 12-22-2019, 07:29 AM
    Thread: The need for a Rabbi and related questions
Post: RE: The need for a Rabbi and related questions

Rabbi Moshe Weiner of Jerusalem provided the following answers to these 3 questions that we received from a Noahide in the Czech Republic: 1) Who is nowadays the mainstay of the Oral Torah as Rambam ...
Director Michael Torah Study for Noahides (R) 29 135,241 12-18-2019, 07:22 AM
    Thread: Reading Kabbalah
Post: RE: Reading Kabbalah

(12-02-2019, 07:51 PM)Director Michael Wrote: B"H. There are realms of angels IN all of the four spiritual worlds of Atzilut, Beriah, Yetzirah and Asiyah, but in each of those worlds, those angel-re...
Director Michael Torah Study for Noahides (R) 19 87,816 12-02-2019, 07:54 PM
    Thread: Righteous Gentile & Pious (Hassid) Noahide
Post: RE: Righteous Gentile & Pious (Hassid) Noahide

B"H. When the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, called "Yad V'Shem," speaks about "Hasidei Umot Ha'Olom" (Pious Gentiles), it is using a different definition than what the phrase traditionally means with...
Director Michael Basic Principles (R,T) 12 74,394 08-11-2019, 04:56 PM
    Thread: Buying From or Driving a Jew on Shabbat
Post: RE: Buying From or Driving a Jew on Shabbat

Question from torabora: is it at all discouraged for Noahides to use the airport on Shabbat in Israel, or is it not a factor for a Noahide to consider? The concern is contributing to the demand of n...
Director Michael Ask The Academy Rabbis 3 67,637 04-04-2019, 11:39 AM
    Thread: Business Ethics - bidding, competition, etc.
Post: RE: Business Ethics - bidding, competition, etc.

Question received: I know that it is important in Judaism not to encroach on another person's livelihood. Many businesses in my area have hired maintenance companies which do many tasks. I want to o...
Director Michael Prohibition of Theft (R, T) 5 43,138 03-30-2019, 01:11 AM
    Thread: Approaching study of Written and Oral Torah
Post: RE: Approaching study of Written and Oral Torah

B"H Yes, that is permitted. But it's better to put the markers in the margins of the page, instead of on top of the text, if that's possible. Likewise for bookmarks - it's better if they are thin so t...
Director Michael Torah Study for Noahides (R) 21 103,441 03-26-2019, 11:58 AM
    Thread: Punishments for Law-Breakers?
Post: RE: Punishments for Law-Breakers?

B"H The rabbi's claim is based on his own personal interpretation of some Torah laws written by Rambam in Mishneh Torah. However, his interpretation is different from the interpretation that is accep...
Director Michael Laws and Courts (T) 17 109,105 01-13-2019, 01:07 PM
    Thread: Proselytizing
Post: RE: Proselytizing

(11-12-2018, 01:33 AM)John Wrote: I feel I have to balance two needs: I feel that I should probably take the responsibility to inform individuals I had previously associated with that I no longer wo...
Director Michael Basic Principles (R,T) 1 7,898 11-28-2018, 10:56 PM
    Thread: Torah Basics
Post: RE: Torah Basics

B"H. The literal translation of the word "torah" is "teaching." "Torah" is the holy teaching which is given and taught by G-d to the Jewish People. It is the specific title given to the Five Books of ...
Director Michael Torah Study for Noahides (R) 19 71,701 11-04-2018, 09:30 PM
    Thread: Judaism's Branches and Noahides
Post: RE: Judaism's Branches and Noahides

Thanks for your question. As I hope that you're aware, just seeing a title in front of a name does not mean very much in and of itself these days. One has to look at the person's actual credentials, h...
Director Michael Basic Principles (R,T) 7 35,739 10-08-2018, 05:48 PM
    Thread: Charity and Tithing by Noahides
Post: RE: Charity and Tithing by Noahides

B"H. Thank you for your good wishes, and for your interest in donating to that effort. As taught by Rambam (Maimonides) in Laws of Kings, end of Chapter 10, a more correct option (and therefore one wi...
Director Michael Optional Observances for Noahides (R,T) 24 110,177 09-27-2018, 10:04 PM