Monday, October 26, 2009
What are the Seven Noachide Laws?
Editor's Note: There is no indication in the Tanach (Old Testament Scriptures) of God giving Noah any kind of laws. Noah was a preacher of righteousness who obeyed God and built the Ark in obedience to the revelation of God's imminent judgment against the wicked. There were no Hebrews (or Jews) in Noah's time. Noah was declared righteous by faith in the word of God and by virtue of his faith became the progenitor of the human race after the flood. Adam's race was completely wiped out. The Noachide laws are the complete demented fabrication of reprobate and disillusioned minds.
Chabad Lubavitch Speaks:
The Seven Noahide Laws
To the Jewish people G-d gave the entire Torah [teaching] as their Law. They therefore have a special responsibility—with special commandments—to be the priesthood of the world, a "light unto the nations."
What about the rest of the world? What is G-d's will for them?
G-d gave Noah and all his descendants (B'nei Noach or "children of Noah") seven commandments to obey. These seven universal laws (known as the "Seven Noahide Laws") were reaffirmed with Moses and the Jewish people at Mt. Sinai in what is now known as the Oral Torah, establishing modern observance of these laws. These seven commandments (mitzvos), actually seven categories of hundreds of specific laws, are G-d's will for all non-Jews.
Non-Jews who (1) reject all idolatrous ideas and accept the kingship of the One G-d, (2) accept the priesthood of the Jewish people as the guardians and teachers of Torah, and (3) commit to following the Seven Noahide Laws as revealed in the Oral Torah from Mt. Sinai are "Hasidic Gentiles" or "Noahides." The term "Hasidic Gentile" is derived from a classic commentary by the Rambam, Rav Moshe ben Maimon (Maimonides), in The Laws of Kings 8:11:
"Anyone who accepts upon himself the fulfillment of these Seven Mitzvos [commandments] and is precise in their observance is considered one of the hasidei umos ha'olam ["Hasidim of the nations of the world"] and will merit a share in the World to Come."
The Seven Noahide Laws are the minimal observance for non-Jews. The source of these laws and the basis of their understanding is the Oral Torah, which G-d gave to the Jewish people at Mount Sinai along with His Written Law. By learning from the Jews and performing the mitzvos, non-Jews have a crucial role in G-d's Creation.
The Seven Noahide Laws actually encompass numerous details and applications within hundreds of laws, each with specific applications. One should also keep in mind that these laws are only the minimal basis for a Hasidic gentile's service to G-d, since there are many Jewish mitzvos that non-Jews are encouraged to adopt to accomplish more. Through these laws a gentile refines himself and the Creation as a whole, fulfilling his purpose for existence.
For a detailed listing of the Noahide Laws, visit our sister site Hasidic University.
U.S. Congressman Bill Dannemeyer (1979-1992) Explains:
(1) WHAT IS THE SPECIFIC LANGUAGE OF THESE SEVEN NOAHIDE LAWS?
The Encyclopedia of Judaism describes The Noachide Laws (the words Noahide and Noachide are used interchangeably) as follows:
The Noachide Laws – The Encyclopedia of Judaism
1.Civil justice [the duty to establish a legal system];
2.Prohibition of blasphemy [which includes the bearing of false witness];
3.The abandonment of idolatry;
4.The prohibition of incest [including adultery and other sexual offenses];
5.The prohibition of murder;
6.Also that of theft;
7.The law against eating flesh [a limb] cut from a living animal [ie., cruelty in any shape or form] (Babylonian Talmud. Sanh. 56A)
Before providing answers to the other six questions, I would like to describe my analysis of the process by which this Resolution was adopted by Congress.
When you initially read HJ Res. 104, it seems to be a vehicle for recognizing the eighty-ninth birthday and the beginning of the 90th year of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson which fell on March 26, 1991. I have no recollection of anyone asking me to co-sponsor this Resolution so I am not familiar with what reasons were given to House of Representative members to sign on as co-sponsors.
The language of the Resolution speaks for itself. But the consequences of their adoption is that the Seven Noahide Laws have been recognized by the Congress of the United States and the President of America as “the bedrock of society from the dawn of civilization” and the claim will be made that they are now the law of our land, the United States. Most Americans would be shocked to learn that the Babylonian Talmud, NOT the Old Testament, is the “Holiest” book of Judaism, and is the source of these Seven Noahide Laws, which provide a specific penalty for violating any of these Seven Noahide Laws, namely death by decapitation [Sanhedrin 57A]
Make no mistake about it, what appeared to be nothing more than a recognition of the eighty-ninth birthday of Rabbi Schneerson and the establishment of Education Day in the United States will be claimed by the proponents of this Resolution as the establishment of a law by which a Christian who worships Jesus Christ will be charged with idolatry and decapitated.
Based on my fourteen years of service in the House of Representatives, the process by which HJ Res. 104 was adopted was a complete disregard and purposeful circumvention of a very important basis on which representative government is founded. Namely, accountability to the people of America of how we conduct the people’s business. Specifically, roll call votes are the means whereby members of Congress identify what laws have been passed and by whom. When laws and resolutions pass by unanimous consent, watch out! In this case someone or some group wanted to hide the real purpose behind a seemingly innocuous birthday recognition of Rabbi Schneerson.
I was not part of the discussion that led to the drafting and presentation of HJ Res. 104, to members of Congress. But based on my knowledge of how Congress works, this describes what most probably took place.
Jews, who by their financial contributions to members of Congress, claim they control what Congress will or will not do. A look at the recent history of U.S. politics confirms this. “He who has the gold – rules!”
Stephen Sizer, author of the book, Christian Zionism, first published in 2004, states:
“The Unity Coalition for Israel (UCFI) is probably the most recent network of Christian Zionists to be formed in the US yet it is already the largest and most powerful. The UCFI was founded by Esther Levens, a Jew, in Kansas in 1994 and now comprises a broad coalition of 200 different and autonomous Jewish and Christian organizations representing 40 million members who are ‘dedicated to a secure Israel’. Their principal strategy is to lobby the US media and political establishment, to challenge what they term ‘disinformation and propaganda’ and to express ‘the truth about Israel’. The UCFI includes three of the largest Christian Zionist organizations: Bridges for Peace, the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, and Christians for Israel.
This coalition has a major influence on both the Republican and Democratic parties by providing the bulk of campaign funding to both sides. Aluf Ben, a spokesman for Shimon Peres, was quoted in Ha’aretz, a leading newspaper in Israel, as claiming that sixty percent of all financial help to Democrats came from Jewish sources.’ According to the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, ‘most pro-Israel fund-raisers estimate that at least 60 to 90 percent of Democratic campaign funding comes from Jewish sources, which also supply perhaps 40 percent of Republican funding’. Christian Zionists have also been influential in forging a closer relationship with Israel by facilitating solidarity pilgrimages and educational tours to the Holy Land.” (page 215)
Jewish lobbyists were successful in enlisting Minority Leader, Congressman Bob Michael, to be the chief sponsor of this resolution purportedly to honor and recognize Rabbi Schneerson, the leader of the Lubaviteh movement, on his eighty-ninth birthday.
These lobbyists wanted to eliminate, for obvious reasons, any chance for discussion of the seven questions written above in this report. Specifically, the Bible, with particular reference in this instance to the Ten Commandments written by God, is the source of the ethical values and principles which are the basis of civilized society, not the Seven Noahide Laws, written by man.
To avoid this debate and the recorded vote that would have followed, a strategy was devised to get Resolution 104 adopted by “unanimous consent” with no documentation that 99% of all House members were absent, and none of the four members that were present would be held accountable by a recorded vote.
The Journal of the House of Representatives (JHR) for March 5, 1991, on page 151, describes item 30.12 H Res. 95- Unfinished Business. This Resolution commended the President and United States and allied military forces in the success of Operation Desert Storm. A recorded vote was taken and Item 30.13 describes the count: Yeas 410, Nays 8. My yes vote was among the 410. This page contains the name of each member present and how he or she voted.
Item 30.14, on the next page (page 152) of the JHR, recorded the announcement that when the House adjourns, it will meet on Wednesday, March 6, at 12 noon. This told all the members that there would be no more roll call votes on Tuesday, March 5, that the day’s business was over, and within minutes after this announcement, virtually all the members were off the House floor, on their way home, and totally unaware of anything thereafter that was brought up.
Here is the subsequent record of what took place AFTER the members were gone. Item 30.15 of the JHR was a routine announcement concerning recesses and a joint session with the President of the United States:
But then after almost everyone was gone for the day, Item 30.16 on the agenda, HJ Res. 104, the Resolution in question, was surreptiously brought up on the House floor with only four members present, who spoke on behalf of the Resolution. This is how it occurred:
Congressman Thomas Sawyer (D-OH), the Chairman of the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service asked for “unanimous consent” to take up HJ Res. 104. Congressman Thomas Ridge (R-PA) reserved the right to object, but did not object. If he had objected, it would have stopped the process of unanimous consent. Instead, he acknowledged the work of Minority Leader Michel who was the chief sponsor of this legislation and he then yielded to (Jewish) Congressman Benjamin Gilman (R-NY). Congressman Gilman spoke briefly as did Minority Leader Michel. It appears likely that these four Congressmen were the only ones present.
After assisting with the underhanded passage of HJ Res. 104, Congressman Thomas Ridge also subsequently assisted in the cover up of the truth of 9/11, claiming that flight #93 crashed in Pennsylvania, even though NO parts of an airplane or passengers or baggage were ever found. From then on Thomas Ridge’s career blossomed! At the time of 9/11, Ridge was Governor of Pennsylvania (1995-2001). But in 2003, Ridge was named the First Secretary of the new Department of Homeland Security (2003-2005). After the tragic multiple shootings at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007, Ridge became part of the committee to cover up what actually happened in that event.
Continuing with the debacle of the “Noahide Laws” passage, the Speaker pro tempore asked if there was any objection to the request from Congressman Sawyer. There was no objection.
30.16 EDUCATION DAY, U.S.A.
On motion of Mr. Sawyer, by unanimous consent, the Committee on Post Office and Civil service was discharged from further consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 104) to designate March 26, 1991, as “Education Day, U.S. A.”
When said joint resolution was considered, read twice, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time, was read a third time by title, and passed.
A motion to reconsider the vote whereby said joint resolution was passed was, by unanimous consent, laid on the table.
Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in said joint resolution.
Their total remarks consumed no more than four or five minutes and there was not even a mention of the Seven Noahide Laws. For the balance of the early evening these routine non-controversial items were considered by the “House” with only these four members present.
Item 30.17 National Employ the Older Worker Week
Item 30.18 Baltic Foreeda day
Item 30.19 Leave of Absence
Item 30.20 Adjournment
The Jews claim that with their financial contributions they have bought control of the U.S. Congress, and so they have. As proof of this statement no one needs to search further than the blunt words of Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, uttered on October 3, 2001 to his colleague, Shimon Peres:
“Every time we do something, you tell me America will do this and will do that…I want to tell you something very clear: Don’t worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it.”
Indeed, the Jews had “bought” control of the House and Senate which resulted in ignoring the whole concept of accountability that the presence of debate and a roll call vote accomplishes. Bringing up HJ Res. 104 for passage at a time when the process selected assured that no more than four members of the House of Representatives were present, each of whom was committed to the passage of HJ Res. 104, guaranteed that when the request for unanimous consent was expressed on the floor of the House, no one was around to object. And because no one objected, passage was obtained with no member having his or her vote recorded in favor of or against the Resolution. By design there was no roll call vote and thus no member was held accountable for what Congress did. This is a prime example of the fraud perpetrated on the American people by their so-called “Representatives.” The oft quoted cliché is operating here, “With friends like these, who needs enemies?”