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Approaching study of Written and Oral Torah
newman Wrote:So,
Written Torah: All OK.
Oral Torah: Mishnah in.................Gemara out!
Kabbalah: Best left alone!

Avoid deep, all absorbing, probing, argumentative study of ANY text and if in doubt about the application or meaning.......... ask a learned, orthodox Jew.


"Mishnah in" - with the advice that later books of straightforward codifications of Torah precepts are more recommended and more useful than the original Mishnah text itself, and the understanding that the majority of Torah precepts only apply to Jews, who have many more commandments. But Noahides can read this for the sake of learning the straightforward information, as long as they do not start taking on purely Jewish commandments for themselves (since this would be making a new religion).

"Gemara out" - with the exception that there are some parts of Gemara (Talmud and in-depth Torah-law commentaries) that apply to observance of the Noahide Code. Those parts may be learned by Noahides, but they are advanced Rabbinical texts. Guidance is very important, and this is *not* the proper source to go to for learning how to observe the Noahide precepts on a practical basis.

"Kabbalah: best left alone" - with the exception that Kabbalah is like Gemara, in that there are some parts that relate to Noahides because they teach about G-d and His Unity. Again, the original sources (even in translation) are advanced texts, and must be learned from a qualified Jewish scholar of Kabbalah. But there are later Rabbinical works that explain the inner teachings of G-d's Unity in a logical and non-mystical way, which can be read and understood by faithful Noahides.

Since non-Jews are Commanded by G-d and Responsible before G-d for observance of their Noahide Code, they have an Obligation to learn these precepts on a practical basis, to guard themselves from making sins or mistakes, and to live a life that is pleasing to G-d, and to teach this information to their children and share it with others. This obligatory learning is much more important than learning any other parts of Torah that are only learned just for one's interest.

For this primary need, Ask Noah International has sponsored and published the book "The Divine Code," which gives English-literate non-Jews the practical guide to observing G-d's Will, as revealed from Mount Sinai in the Torah of Moses:

Messages In This Thread
RE: Approaching study of Written and Oral Torah - by Director Michael - 10-12-2008, 03:57 PM
RE: Approaching study of Written and Oral Torah - by Joachim ben Noach - 10-28-2008, 11:38 PM
Talmud study for noahides - by newman - 10-01-2008, 10:22 AM
RE: Talmud study for noahides - by newman - 10-06-2008, 10:15 AM
Study of Judaic religious texts? - by NoahideBrah - 03-01-2012, 10:43 AM
Reading beyond the seven laws - by intruder13 - 09-06-2017, 02:50 AM

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