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What are the Noahide Laws?

What are the Noahide Laws?

The Noahide laws are laws given by God to all mankind. They're fairly straightforward, but like anything in matters of faith, there's endless depth available for those who inquire.

The Bride With Many Souls

The Bride With Many Souls

On the 15th of the Hebrew month of Av, the maidens of Jerusalem would go out dressed in white garments and dance in the vineyards.

The Hidden Holiness

In trying to become a holier person, one can go astray despite donning the garments, behaviors, and thoughts of holiness. 

The Lubavitcher Rebbe had a beautiful teaching about this...

One Should Taste Every Permitted Food

Rav Chizkiya said in the name of Rav, "In the World to Come, every person will be called to account for everything his eyes saw, but of which he did not eat. 

The Definition of Soulmates

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz was asked, "Do you believe in soulmates?" 

He said, "It's quite true that God decides before we're born who the right spouse is for us, but it is not necessarily true that God decides such a couple will be happy."

A Prayer for Israel’s Enemies

Master of the Universe, please help our enemies see with their eyes and understand with their heartsbefore it is too late.

Made in God's Image

Rabbi Akiva would say: Beloved is humanity, for we were created in the image [of God]

One Who Turns 50 Gives Advice

My pals, today I turn 50. According to our Sages, this is the age at which one gives advice. 

Here are 21 pebbles of wisdom I’ve picked up in my 50 trips around the sun: