Monthly Archives: October, 2013

True Return

Now it is easy to focus on trying to get the words right. It’s easy to fumble in your mind for the right words that encapsulates the apology you owe to God (and to yourself) for failing a standard. Sorry, I was in mid-thought. What was I talking about? I was talking about a certain …

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The place of the rabbis for Gentiles – the aftermath

So I got a number of various reactions to my previous articles about the role of rabbis for gentiles, one article written by me and another written by Mattitjahu Kranendonk, a Dutch Jew. I enjoyed the fact that even though some disagreed with me, they offered to just talk with me. We may walk away …

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Wrong Direction

By Mattityahu Kranendonk (written originally in Dutch) Translated roughly (oh so roughly) by Google Translate; adapted by David Dryden In retrospect, I am very glad I never called this group ‘Noachide’ or something similar. Why? The current global Noachide movement is moving, in my opinion, in the wrong direction. It threatens to become a new …

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Rabbis and Jews: their place in the life of a gentile – Personal Opinion

How must the gentiles fulfill the commandment to establish laws and courts? They are obligated to set up judges and magistrates in every major city to render judgement concerning these six commandments and to admonish the people regarding their observance. (Rambam, Mishneh Torah, Laws of Kings and Wars, Chapter 9 Halakhah 14) To my view, …

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Craving Religion – Missing out on Obedience

I was just passing by. The conversation was thick with opinion. And then I spotted a Gentile opinion that touched my heart and filled me with sadness at the possible monster we had created and its victims. A Gentile voice said that we non-Jews are not allowed to study Torah, pray Jewish prayers or celebrate …

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Who can a noahide marry? – Personal opinion

A very important disclaimer: this is my personal opinion. I am not a rabbi. I am not a marriage counsellor. I have no degrees in marriage. I am just a thinking man who is married. I’m a gentile who has embraced the seven laws of Noah and am committed to God’s law for gentiles, knowing …

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