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Date Posted: 01:06:53 01/31/03 Fri
Author: Leah
Subject: Noahide Laws

I was reading about the Noahide Laws, a few weeks ago, on a Hassidic Jewish website called Noah's Covenant (http://www.noahide.com/) and was highly offended by what I read concerning Jesus Christ. I always knew that Jewish people didn't believe that Christ is the Messiah, and I respect people who hold religious beliefs that are different from mine so that's ok by me, but I had no clue that hatred for Christ, and Christians, ran so deep among some Jewish people and when I read that this group plans to FORCE the people of the world to worship God their way... well, that was a REAL wake-up call, to say the least. IMO, there's no greater religious bigotry/racism than that.

I read on that website that Christ was a false prophet, that He learned witchcraft in Egypt and to perform miracles He used procedures that involved cutting his flesh, that He & his disciples practiced sorcery and black magic, that Christ was sexually immoral, that His message has brought a terrible darkness upon the world and that His mother, Mary, was a whore. This "information" is all, supposedly, based on writings from the Babylonian Talmud.

It also says that the Christian God is not the same as the Jewish God, that Christians are spiritually blinded, that the New Testament is "pagan revenge", that Christianity is a false religion of evil powers, that Christians interpret the Bible according to their own ideas and opinions, that the Jewish people (not Christ) are the Son of God, that the Christian doctrine is wicked, that Christians who celebrate Christmas, Easter, Halloween, All Saint's Day, Good Friday, Ash Wednesday, and probably even the "new year" (January 1st) are violating the commandment against idolatry (a "crime" which will be punishable by death by BE-HEADING when/if these people gain control of the world, which is their goal!)

Then... I come to actual quotes from the deceased Rabbi (Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn) most Noahides believe to be the Messiah who will soon be resurrected from the dead. Here are a few of those quotes:

http://www.noahide.com/rebbe.htm

* The main avodah of this generation is to go out to the final war of the golus, to conquer and to purify all the gentile countries (such that "and kingship will be Hashem's," Ovadiah 1:21). --Shabbos Parshas VaYelech, 5746.

* In order that the entire world should be orderly, it is essential that each and every one of the "seventy nations" should be influenced so that they will work on settling the world. It is insufficient for only one nation to be acting properly. --Hisvaduyos 5750 1:395, cited in "The Deed is the Main Thing," Kol Boi Ha'olam, p. 388.

* This phenomenon adds much momentum to the efforts of convincing the citizens of the world to observe the Seven Noachide Laws. When the President proclaims its importance it is easier to encourage average people to accept it and so the opportunity must not be lost. It also provides us with a clear sign from Above that there is no time to lose in teaching the gentiles of the world about G-d. --Shabbos Parshas Tsav, 5747, Sichos in English, vol. 35, p. 76. (The Noahide Laws have been written into United States LAW, by the way, under the guise of National Education Day or Education Day, USA!)

* The Rambam uses the expression, "lakuf ("to forcefully influence") all inhabitants of the world to accept the Noachide commands." Although obviously one must do this in a pleasant, gentle, and peaceful way, it still must be done with persistence. If you have already tried several times, try again nevertheless. We frequently see that although people are sometimes spoken to five times, they do not change until they hear it a sixth time! --Purim, 5747, Sichos in English, vol. 35, p. 4.

* We must therefore deduce that this is an auspicious time to conquer the world with Torah and Yiddishkeit in a pleasant and peaceful way: "All the land is before you." (Bereshis 13:9). --"Conquer the World with Torah: A Message to the Shluchim Convention," 5747, Sichos in English, vol. 33, p.270.

* The Seven Laws must be explained in a way that the nations can relate to and, because non-Jews do not possess genuine free will, they will be willing to change more quickly and easily than a Jew. --Hisvaduyos 5748 3:183, cited in "The Deed is the Main Thing," Kol Boi Ha'olam, p. 385-386.

*...according to the known Jewish legal ruling that Christians are idol worshippers. --Likutei Sichos 37:198, from a letter of the Rebbe dated 26 Iyra, 5726, cited in Kol Boi HaOlam, p. 389.

* The Jews have been given a special mission to teach the gentiles the Seven Noachide Laws which are intended to spread peace and equilibrium throughout the world. Furthermore, a Jew is always conscious of the existence of G-d, Who controls every aspect of the world and watches each deed performed by a Jewish person. Therefore, before he does anything to benefit from the world, he recites a blessing that can be heard by all those around him, even gentiles. When a gentile hears a Jew make a blessing this makes an impression on him as well; for example, it will prevent him from stealing for he will always remember that there is a G-d watching every aspect of his behavior. In this manner, our acts can add to the proliferation of peace and justice in the world. --"Address to N'shei Ubnos Chabad," 26th day of Elul, 5746, Sichos in English, vol. 32, p. 205.

* The seventy bulls offered as mussaf sacrifices throughout the holiday of Sukkos correspond to the seventy nations of the world. Each day the number of bulls sacrificed decreased indicating how the "goyishe" tendencies of the gentiles must always decrease and how it is necessary for them to take on a different identity, one associated with the fulfillment of the seven commandments given to Noach and offering aid and assistance to the Jewish people.... Also, this is associated with the Haftorah read this morning which mentions the Messianic prophecy describing how the holiday of Sukkos will be celebrated by all the nations. Similarly, our celebration of Simchas Bais Hashoevah will also have an effect on the gentiles. Not only will they not disturb the celebrations, they will assist in preparing the celebrations. Furthermore, they will be inspired to participate by standing on the side and clapping and the like. --2nd night of Sukkos, 5747, Sichos in English, vol. 33, pp. 88-89.

* This also implies involving others (even gentiles) in the celebration. Not only must they witness the rejoicing, but they must also take part in the celebrations and attain the unique level of joy appropriate for the present evening. --6th night of Sukkos, 5747, Sichos in English, vol. 33, p. 139.

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