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Brief Bnai Noach Info

I received a basic question that in essence is, "What place for non-Jews in the mystical path?" While I intend to go into this in some depth in the near future (but with Lag B'Omer tonight I'm somewhat preoccupied at the moment), here's some brief starting info...

And God spoke unto Noah, and to Noah's children with him, saying: 'And as for Me, behold, I establish My covenant with you, and with your descendants after you.' -Berashis (Genesis) 9:8-9

For those who are unfamiliar, the Torah and our sages have taught that just as G-d made a covenant with the Jewish people, the above reference indicates he made a covenant with all people.

What is to covenant of Noach (Noah), the obligations of all mankind?

While not my area of specialty, the sites below focus on this:

Noahide.org - The 7 Laws of Noah
The Rainbow Covenant Foundation
Agudat B'nai Noach
Chasidei Umot HaOlam - The Righteous Among the Nations (a.k.a. HasidicGentile.org)

The following info is from Chasidei Umot HaOlam (reference here):

According to the sages of the Talmud, there are 70 families with 70 paths within the great Family of Man. And each individual has his or her path within a path. Yet, there is one universal basis for us all.

At the dawn of human history, G-d gave man seven rules to follow in order that His world be sustained. So it is recounted in the Book of Genesis as interpreted by our tradition in the Talmud. There will come a time, our sages told us, that the children of Noah will be prepared to return to this path.

HASIDIC GENTILE

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 chassidei umos ha'olam ["Hasidim of the nations of the world"]--the righteous among the nations--and will merit a share in the
World to Come."


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