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Earth Day vs. Innovated Relgious Festivals
On your insights page you happen to mention that it would be wrong to create say a Noahide holiday [for example, celebrating the receding of the Flood waters (a date mentioned in the Torah)]. I understand how this would be wrong, essentially creating a holiday that G-d did not command us to observe. There are however holidays/commemorations that the Jews celebrate which were not explicitly enjoined upon them in the Torah (Hanukkah, Purim, Ninth of Av etc as well as some local customs, fast days etc.). In Esther "the Jews undertook and irrevocably obligated THEMSELVES and their decendants, and all who might join them, to observe these two days (Purim and Shushan Purim) in the manner prescribed and at the proper time each year." Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't this ability to commemorate "new" Jewish holidays come from the powers that G-d gave to the authentic Sanhedrin in the Torah one of which was to institute public fast days/other observances as well as declare new moons etc.? Would this mean that it would also be able to declare new Noahide holidays if it were reestablished or would a Noahide court (though I don't think Noahide courts have any such powers) be able to? Also I saw in that article (question 18(b)) that you did not mention the holiday of Sukkot as a relevant Jewish holiday for Noahides to observe (without the final day/related holiday Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah), from Zechariah 14 it is clear that the nations that do no fight Jerusalem in the end-of-days battle will have to observe the feast of Sukkot as a pilgramage festival to the city, should observant Noahides commemorate Sukkot today as an optional practice (without following the Jewish rest requirements during the non-Chol Hamoed days)?

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Earth Day vs. Innovated Relgious Festivals - by Aaron.Nanach - 04-24-2009, 01:29 AM
RE: Earth Day - by Bill - 04-24-2009, 11:24 AM
RE: Earth Day - by Director Michael - 04-25-2009, 09:30 AM
RE: Earth Day - by klekabarraqe - 04-08-2010, 11:52 AM
RE: Earth Day - by Director Michael - 04-08-2010, 07:52 PM

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