• (1 of 2) "Laws of Noah"

    From Steve Asher@3:800/432 to All on Thursday, January 12, 2006 02:05:46
    "Rabbi Nachman Kahane" makes it clear that the Sanhedrin and the
    Noahides scoff at the concept of "original sin", and embrace the
    "New Age" concept of (mankind) as "co-creators" with God. With
    rejection of "original sin", there is rejection of the need for
    salvation, or for a saviour, and the unmerited grace of God through
    faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ. The "noahide laws" are
    interpreted to reject Christians as idolaters, and Christianity as
    blasphemous. The time is very near when their false messiah will
    sit in the temple, showing himself to be god, and demanding to be
    worshipped as god.


    [Rabbi Nachman Kahane, Av Beit HaDin, spoke in English. "G-d created
    a primitive world," he said. "We don't grow loaves of bread, but grain
    that must be harvested, ground up and baked. We were meant to be
    partners with G-d. Unfortunately, throughout history, perversions of
    this idea grew. How can you be G-d's partner if you are damned and
    born with original sin?]


    Sanhedrin Recognizes Council to Teach Humanity "Laws of Noah"
    16:08 Jan 10, '06 / 10 Tevet 5766
    By Ezra HaLevi

    The ten delegates appeared before a special session of the Jewish High
    Court of 71 Rabbis led by its Nassi (President) Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz. B'nai Noach, literally "Children of Noah," also known as
    Noahides, are non-Jews who take upon themselves the Torah's
    obligations for all members of the human race. The seven such laws
    were passed on via Noah following the Flood, as documented in Genesis
    (see below).

    The gathering took place under a banner quoting the Biblical passage
    in Tzefania 3:9 which refers to "all the nations... speak[ing] a pure language... proclaim[ing] the name of G-d."

    The Noahide delegates stood before the nascent Sanhedrin, which was reestablished over a year ago in Tiberias, following the renewal of
    Biblical ordination, and has met regularly since then. "Each one [of
    the B'nai Noach] comes with a name he has made in the world, as a
    teacher and example in his community of observance of the seven laws
    of Noah," said Rabbi Michael Bar-Ron, the Sanhedrin's emissary who
    facilitated the council's organization, introducing the delegates. "At
    great physical and financial expense, they have flown across the world
    to Jerusalem, the holy city, to pledge before the court and all
    mankind, their allegiance to the Seven Laws of Noah, the laws of the

    Each of the Noahide representatives stood before the Sanhedrin and

    "I pledge my allegiance to HaShem, G-d of Israel, Creator and King
    of the Universe, to His Torah and its representatives, the developing Sanhedrin. I hereby pledge to uphold the Seven Laws of Noah in all
    their details, according to Oral Law of Moses under the guidance of
    the developing Sanhedrin. May HaShem bless and aid me, my fellow
    council members and all B'nai Noach in all our endeavors for the sake
    of His name. Blessed are You G-d, King of the universe, who has caused
    me to live, sustained me, and brought me to this day."

    Roger Grattan, a council aide who lives in Maine, told Arutz-7 prior
    to the ceremony, "I am sure that this will be a paragraph in the
    history of civilization, although one could also write books on it.
    It is also the fulfillment of prophecy." The core members of the council
    are Indian Foreign Relations Coordinator Bud Gill, Billy Jack Dial,
    Andrew Overall, Adam Penrod, Jacob Scharff, Chairman Larry Borntrager,
    Honorary Noahide Council Elder Vendyl Jones, Tennessee Noahide
    Community Head Jack Saunders and Council Speaker Jim Long.

    Long addressed the rabbis of the court, requesting formal recognition
    of the Noahide Council: "Your honor, esteemed rabbis of the developing Sanhedrin. We are here because of your Torah. Rabbis before you
    elevated the Torah and it drew us in; before that, we stumbled in
    darkness. Everyone here today can tell you that in the past we have
    experienced the need to consolidate our efforts to make the world
    aware of the truth."

    Rabbi Even-Israel Steinsaltz, on behalf of the Sanhedrin, replied: "We
    hereby recognize these men as the first high council of B'nai Noach in accordance with the conditions they have accepted upon themselves."

    Rabbi Steinsaltz spoke about the role of the Jewish people in bringing
    the Laws of Noah to the world:

    "I am part of this Jewish family and I have nothing bad to say about
    that family, but you don't go up to a man on the street and ask him to
    join your family. Instead you talk to him about joining the true
    belief in the Creator and about implementing divine justice toward his
    fellow man. We are setting up a global mission here u not to recruit
    people, but to bring them to the realization that there is one G-d."

    The Nassi explained that this aspect of Judaism lay dormant for years,
    as the Jewish people dealt with remaining alive and keeping the Torah
    in the exile.

    Rabbi Steinsaltz called for an extensive project to be undertaken to
    help B'nai Noah in the nitty-gritty details of the observance of the
    religion. "A Shulhan Arukh [Jewish Law Code] for B'nai Noah must be
    written so that the individual can have guidance as to what to do,"
    Steinzaltz said, referring to the compendium of practical Jewish law
    written by Rabbi Yosef Karo of Tzfat in the 1560's that is still used

    He then addressed the ten B'nai Noah representatives, who had endured
    hours of Hebrew speeches throughout the day, in English:

    "There are those people, so far only a small number, who say, 'We are
    bound by the covenant of Adam and the covenant of Noah and we know we
    have to perform and fulfill our obligations.' We, as Jews, have the
    same religion as you.

    "Within the nation of Israel there is one tribe that deals with the
    Temple u the priests. We Jews are a specific tribe in the world that
    was chosen to be a tribe of priests u hereditary priests. Because of
    this we have special duties. Being a priest does not mean we are cut
    off from the other people. While the people of the world are all
    different units in the armies of the Lord, we are a special commando
    unit that maybe doesn't get paid more, but has special assignments
    that may be more dangerous."

    Rabbi Even-Israel spoke about the difficulties that would confront the
    B'nai Noah movement as it grows:
    "When we are speaking in general, almost every human being can more or
    less accept the laws of Noah, but when we get to particulars we will
    come to serious points, at which we disagree with Christianity and

    "It is one thing when a religion is small, but as it gets bigger there
    will be huge pressures. We will be there beside you. We are members of
    the same religion that was given by the Almighty to humanity. Part of
    it was given to the Jews and part of it was given to humanity as a

    The Nassi added that while there are those who doubt the ability of
    the Sanhedrin to be more than an idea leading up to the true
    reestablished court, the Noahide Council cannot be doubted or
    criticized due to its pure motives and unprecedented mission.

    Rabbi Yaakov Ariel of the Temple Institute said that although Tuesday
    is the Fast of the Tenth of Tevet, which commemorates the beginning of
    the destruction, "Our sitting in Jerusalem now, alongside B'nai Noach, demonstrates the revival and the fulfillment of the words of the
    prophets." Rabbi Ariel told those gathered that he had seen a rainbow
    that morning, "the closest thing to seeing Noah himself - the symbol
    of the covenant between G-d and humanity as witnessed by Noah."

    Famed archaeologist and Noahide leader Vendyl Jones addressed a
    festive banquet held for the Council members, speaking about the Seven
    Laws of Noah. He explained, in detail, the verses in the first eleven
    chapters of Genesis from which the seven laws are elucidated, saying
    that he always understood the first six, but never understood the law proscribing the eating of a limb of a living animal - until he
    remembered his cattle-branding days in Texas: "We would brand and
    castrate the cattle when I was young, and at night we would all sit
    around the campfire and eat what they called 'mountain oysters'" u the testicles of the still-living animals.

    Rabbi Nachman Kahane, Av Beit HaDin, spoke in English. "G-d created a
    primitive world," he said. "We don't grow loaves of bread, but grain
    that must be harvested, ground up and baked. We were meant to be
    partners with G-d. Unfortunately, throughout history, perversions of
    this idea grew. How can you be G-d's partner if you are damned and
    born with original sin? How can you be a partner of G-d if your
    religion tells you to send your children to shopping malls to blow
    people up? What we are creating today is a reconnection between the
    people and G-d. G-d is saying to humanity u everyone has a job. I
    happen to be a priest - I have a particular task for when the Temple
    is built - but all of us have a specific task just the same; I am no

    Jones told Kahane that his brother, slain Knesset Member Rabbi Meir
    Kahane, together with Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, had organized one of
    the first conferences for B'nai Noah nearly 20 years ago.


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