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    Thread: Taxation
Post: RE: Taxation

The power to use force to achieve a goal through coercion is usually denied people but granted to government so that the citizens will know that someone will compel citizens to follow just rules and l...
Mattityahu ben Noach Prohibition of Theft (R, T) 29 111,207 03-15-2012, 04:44 PM
    Thread: Man-made religions / events with family & friends
Post: Respecting Parents vs Pagan Practices

I'm 50 years old, and my mother is 70. I visit her at her house most Sundays. This time of year, she usually asks me (her oldest son) to help decorate her tree and her yard by putting up colored light...
Mattityahu ben Noach Prohibition of Idolatry (R) 19 84,632 12-07-2011, 04:02 PM
    Thread: "Mountain Oysters"
Post: "Mountain Oysters"

Here in the South, there is a meat item that is sometimes offered. They're called "mountain oysters" or sometimes "Rocky Mountain oysters." Essentially they are bull testicles. I know that it is forbi...
Mattityahu ben Noach Treatment of Animals/Forbidden Meat (R, T) 2 27,062 11-09-2011, 05:53 AM
    Thread: Consuming Blood
Post: RE: consuming blood

(08-29-2007, 12:41 PM)Director Michael Wrote: The list of 30 suggested laws in the back of Dr. Aaron Lichtenstein's doctoral thesis book "The Seven Laws of Noah" were arrived at as an exercise in no...
Mattityahu ben Noach Treatment of Animals/Forbidden Meat (R, T) 14 58,362 11-04-2011, 12:22 PM
    Thread: Not mixing diary and meat without a vow to avoid
Post: Not mixing diary and meat without a vow to avoid

When I eat out, I always try to specify that I would like my burger or whatever without cheese. I do this because the Torah says that God considers it "an abomination" FOR JEWS to mix meat with cheese...
Mattityahu ben Noach Treatment of Animals/Forbidden Meat (R, T) 1 14,273 10-20-2011, 02:56 PM
    Thread: Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur
Post: RE: Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur

(09-28-2011, 10:57 AM)Director Michael Wrote: As a Noahide, here are some guidelines for the Jewish Biblical festivals: [...] 6) You can follow along in the Orthodox Jewish prayer book during the s...
Mattityahu ben Noach Optional Observances for Noahides (R,T) 8 41,882 09-28-2011, 11:47 PM
    Thread: Strengthening prayers by giving proper charity
Post: RE: Noahide prayers for peace

"... combined with proper charity and acts of goodness and kindness." Please elaborate. What is meant by "proper charity and acts of goodness and kindness"? For example, when I dine out of the house,...
Mattityahu ben Noach Noahide Prayer (R) 3 19,415 08-05-2011, 01:45 PM
    Thread: Questions about "The Divine Code"
Post: RE: Authority of "The Divine Code"

I have received my copy of the Second Edition of "The Divine Code" and am studying it. I have been using a highlighter to mark those passages in the general text that are further elaborated on in the ...
Mattityahu ben Noach Torah Study for Noahides (R) 11 58,157 07-28-2011, 03:02 AM
    Thread: Bible verses that some have distorted
Post: RE: Book of Jasher?

Joshua 10:13 states: And the Sun stood still, and the Moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves on their enemies. Is this not written in the Book of the Upright?[1] 2 Samuel 1:18 states...
Mattityahu ben Noach Torah Study for Noahides (R) 9 46,118 07-19-2011, 02:34 PM
    Thread: Prohibition of Castration
Post: Prohibition of Castration

Suppose a man is told my his doctor that cysts have been found on both of his testicles. He is told that the cysts need to be checked more thoroughly, as there is a chance they could develop into mali...
Mattityahu ben Noach Prohibition of Murder and Injury (R, T) 3 19,165 07-04-2011, 01:05 PM
    Thread: Noahides going to Shul (Synagogue)
Post: RE: Noahides going to Shul (Synagogue)

If a Noahide is listening to a recorded lesson on Torah, Talmud or Tanya or other works, and the speaker recites a prayer prior to beginning the lesson, should a Noahide reply with "Amein" when the Je...
Mattityahu ben Noach Noahide Prayer (R) 10 53,898 11-26-2010, 07:02 PM
    Thread: Questions on the Book of Genesis
Post: RE: Questions on the Book of Genesis

Director Michael Wrote:3. This is a Midrashic explanation of Genesis 6:2. According to the simple explanation, this refers to the human sons of the human princes and judges in those days. "Elohim" is ...
Mattityahu ben Noach Before Mount Sinai (R,T) 4 177,339 11-12-2010, 11:43 AM
    Thread: Biblical Gehinom
Post: RE: Biblical Gehinom

Director Michael Wrote:[...] There can be longer stays in Gehinom for souls which were exceptionally sinful and unrepentant. Suppose I have sins which I have forgotten about, and so have not repented ...
Mattityahu ben Noach End of Physical Life (T) 24 106,933 11-05-2010, 05:39 PM
    Thread: Noah's ark
Post: RE: People on the Ark

Please explain further the laws of appropriate partners to me. An objection someone who does not believe in there being a real Flood and Ark is that there were only four male/female couples on the ark...
Mattityahu ben Noach Before Mount Sinai (R,T) 10 310,637 11-05-2010, 05:26 PM
    Thread: Prayer Posture, Preparations, Time and Place
Post: RE: Prayer Posture

Director Michael Wrote:Adam and Chava (Eve) were allowed to stand naked in prayer only before they ate from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. (Gen. 2:25) After the evil inclination had entered ...
Mattityahu ben Noach Noahide Prayer (R) 18 72,418 11-05-2010, 05:14 PM
    Thread: Proper Speech
Post: RE: Proper Speech

This was a good question, and I appreciate "Finch" for asking it. It is especially important a question in the United States right now with an important mid-term election gearing up. This is historica...
Mattityahu ben Noach Ask The Academy Rabbis 7 90,833 10-14-2010, 03:22 AM
    Thread: Guide for the Perplexed
Post: RE: Guide for the Perplexed

The copy of "The Guide" I have is a version published by "Barnes & Noble", translated by M. Friedlander with an introduction by David Taffel, 20'04 C.E.. Is there anything you can tell me about th...
Mattityahu ben Noach Torah Study for Noahides (R) 7 29,812 10-04-2010, 02:33 AM
    Thread: Guide for the Perplexed
Post: Guide for the Perplexed

Director Michael Wrote:In terms of study, a Noahide is permitted to learn about all of 613 Jewish Mitzvahs on a basic level. But a Noahide should give primary importance to learning the details of the...
Mattityahu ben Noach Torah Study for Noahides (R) 7 29,812 09-27-2010, 12:58 AM
    Thread: Biblical Gehinom
Post: RE: Biblical Gehinom

Director Michael Wrote:Mattityahu ben Noach Wrote:Director Michael Wrote:See for example Isaiah 66:24. Also there is punishment "midah k'neged midah" - measure for measure. Is the expression "midah k'...
Mattityahu ben Noach End of Physical Life (T) 24 106,933 09-23-2010, 03:41 AM
    Thread: Destroying, castrating or spaying animals
Post: RE: Unwanted Pets

Director Michael Wrote:Our overseeing Rabbi, Rabbi Moshe Weiner, says it appears that a person has no permission from G-d to perform a “mercy killing” of an animal. This means that if one sees an anim...
Mattityahu ben Noach Treatment of Animals/Forbidden Meat (R, T) 20 88,954 09-12-2010, 04:43 PM