The code of Divine Law that we now know as the Seven Commandments of the Children of Noach has been with mankind since the creation of the first man, Adam. Though man is the crown of creation, he was created last. The reason that God created man last of all the creations was to serve as a perpetual lesson, symbolic of man’s choice in the world. When he is fulfilling God’s will, man sits atop everything that was created before him and is truly creation’s crown. But when he falls in disobedience to God, he is last and lowest of all the creatures, lower even than the gnat, which consumes throughout its life but never eliminates waste, the symbol of ultimate selfishness. Even the lowly gnat follows God’s will. Man alone has the option to transgress it. Babylonian Talmud, Sanhedrin, 38a
chanoch adds: Please remember the word transgress is a religious word. Sometimes this is called sin which is another religious word. Both the words - sin and transgression refer to an abuse of spiritual energy. Since there is never a disappearance of energy - it just changes form; there is a possibility of reclaiming this same energy or in religious terms redeeming it.
When God charged Adam, “And the Lord God commanded Adam, saying: Of every tree in the garden you may surely eat. But from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you may not eat of it, for on the day that you eat of it you shall surely die (Genesis 2:16,17),” this single commandment contained the source of the Seven Noahide Commandments. Talmud Bavli 58:2 And more, Adam was charged by God with the responsibility of teaching the laws to future generations. The verse states that God commanded Adam, “saying.” Although this word “saying” appears superfluous, it is a principle of the Torah that there are no superfluous words, for everything comes to teach us something. In this case, the word “saying” indicates that God not only said the commandment to Adam, but He intended that Adam say it as well. It is a principle of Biblical analysis that when a verse states, “And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,” it means that God taught Moses something and that He expected him to teach it to the Jewish people, Rashi on Leviticus 1:1, “Saying…” or, as in the case of the Seven Commandments of the Children of Noach, to all of mankind.
We will list and explain all 7 recommendations to the Children of Noach below. Until then realize that the first Mitzvah specified above given to Adam and then from Adam to Chava (Eve) created the space that allowed the Satan to insinuate himself between Mankind and HaShem. In order to show the idea that the 7 are included in the one requires a knowledge of Hebrew and its letters. i recommend that one study this language to read the words and know their meanings not to speak the words as the speaking gives the words power that eventually creates what we speak. this is the Aramaic word Abra - Cadabra - which means "i create what i speak." It is not just a children's story word that is made up. It is very real and it is recommended that one looks for this truth in their lives as part of their search for HaShem.
And so, Adam taught his children the Seven Universal Laws: not to worship idols, not to curse God, not to kill, not to steal, not to engage in sexual immorality, not to eat the limb of a living animal, and to establish courts of law to enforce these laws. And so mankind developed.chanoch adds: These are not numbered so as not to establish the hierarchy of the Sefirot as of yet.
The clear proof that the descendants of Adam knew these laws and were expected by the Divine Judge and Father to obey them was that 1656 years later He brought the Great Flood as a punishment for mankind’s failure to keep these commandments. “And God saw the earth and, behold, it was corrupted, because all flesh had corrupted its way on the earth” (Gen. 6:12).”
The classic Biblical commentary of Rashi Rashi is the acronym for Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac (1040-1105), author of the most important Scriptural commentary and commentary on the Talmud. Rashi explains the simply meaning of the Torah to five year old children and yet the incisiveness of his commentary challenges even the most advanced scholars. teaches that the corruption was sexual immorality and idol worship. The very next verse reads, “And God said to Noah, the end of all flesh has come before Me, because the earth is filled with wickedness (Genesis 6:13).” Rashi comments that the phrase “the earth is filled with wickedness” refers to theft. So, because of sexual immorality, idol worship, and theft (three of the seven commandments which Adam was expected to teach his children, and which mankind was expected to obey), the Creator of all destroyed all, except for a remnant which included Noach, his wife, his three sons and their wives.
The logic of these last two paragraphs depends on your perception of the Sages interpretation. This is the crux of the teaching to not follow your own heart but to follow the Sages / Rabbis of the Talmud and Zohar. How do you define corruption? How do you define "end of all flesh?" The Zohar explains that the "end of all flesh" is Satan who acts as the prosecutor so to speak on Rosh HaShana - a frame of judgment. Of course we know that these two terms - corrupt/corruption and "end of all flesh can have many meanings. If you accept the Sages interpretation as a possible explanation then you start upon the road to accept the premise that the Torah including both Written and Oral is given by the Creator to assist mankind by recommending proper behavior. This can be for the purpose of morals and ethics or for the purpose of conserving and not abusing "spiritual energy". It is your free choice to perceive it this way or follow another path.
When the floodwaters settled and the earth had been wiped clean of its taint, humanity no longer had to fall back on Adam as the father of all mankind. Now mankind had a new father, Noach. Unlike Adam, who failed to fulfill God’s commandments, Noach was “a righteous man, pious in his generation, and Noach walked with God (Genesis 6:9).”
And so, with a new world and a fresh start of building it in sanctity, God reaffirmed the original seven commandments that He had taught Adam. God blessed Noach and his sons and their wives and promised that He would never again destroy the world as He had done, sealing the promise for all time by striking a covenant with Noach as mankind’s father as expressed in the following verses: “And God spoke to Noach and to his sons with him, saying: As for Me, behold, I establish My covenant with you and with your seed after you (Genesis 9:8),” and, “And God said: This is the sign of the covenant that I am placing between me and your children and between all the living souls that are with you for all generations. My bow I am placing in the cloud and it shall be for a sign of the covenant between Me and the earth (Genesis 9:12,13).”
chanoch adds: Why do you think that HaShem changed his approach to Noach being different than Adam. To Noach is spoken the 7 Mitzvot clearly; to Adam it is couched in hyperbole of "the Tree of Knowledge Good and Evil"?
The sign of the covenant was the rainbow, which would serve as a permanent symbol of Divine benevolence. It was the first time the rainbow had ever been seen in the world, although it had been created and readied for this moment at twilight after the sixth day of creation, Talmud Bavli Section Titled Pirkei Avot - Chapters of the Fathers 5:8 between the time Adam transgressed and the Sabbath, when God rested from all He had made. The rainbow with its seven colors reflected the beauty and sanctity of the Seven Commandments of the Children of Noach.
The information in the above paragraph comes from Midrashic tales. There are some groups of Judaism that do not accept Midrash as divinely ordained and other groups that teach that midrash is still being written by you and me. It is up to you to decide your own perceptions of this teaching.
We are taught in the Prophets that HaShem does not change - either His mind or His actions. A covenant with HaShem is forever. The rainbow indicates that the colors that come from within HaShem's white light will always remain and they are eternally connected to the Sefirot - implies the Zohar.
These 7 colors are: Red - 0range - Yellow - Green - Blue - Indigo - Violet. The Zohar tells us that red is the color of Gevurah or Left Column. Green is the color of Tiferet or Central Column. Blue is the color of Malchut. White is the color of Right Column. Thus we see that colors are connected to the Sefirot and to the 7 Mitzvot of the children of Noach; yet the result is variable and depends on the perception of the viewer. It is recommended to speak to the Sefirot in a meditation to learn which color goes with which Mitzvah and with which Sefirot for your truth. Here is another perception that i find more appealing to relate the colors to other ideas: Every color of paint that was ever mixed, ever color of fabric that was ever dyed or woven, every color of every flower that ever grew, every color that can be observed in a high-quality monitor, HDTV, soap-bubble or oil-spill, and every color that you or anybody else ever saw, is in the rainbow. Color like Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder.
When God created Adam and placed him in the Garden of Eden, this was to be the prime dwelling place of the Divine Presence. But when Adam transgressed God’s commandment, the Divine Presence withdrew and left the earth in favor of the first heaven. Then, with the sin of Cain and Abel, the Divine Presence withdrew from the first to the second heaven. Then Enosh evoked idolatrous gods, and the Divine Presence went from the second to the third heaven. From the third heaven it rose to the fourth heaven because of the Generation of the Flood. Midrash Rabba, Song of Songs, 5:1
Although Noach was righteous enough to be spared destruction and be designated the second father of mankind, despite his efforts, he failed in his attempt to effect a true rectification of Adam’s sin, which was necessary to draw the Divine Presence back to the desired residence on earth. One of the first acts Noach engaged in upon leaving the Ark was the planting of a vineyard (Genesis 9:20,21). Most Biblical commentaries are highly critical of this action. After all, mankind had just been destroyed. To plant a vineyard so as to grow grapes and make wine seems totally inappropriate under the circumstances. But there are those who say that Noach was attempting to rectify the sin of Adam. The Talmud states that, in one opinion, the fruit of the tree of knowledge was the grape drink wine in a profane manner. It had been God’s intention that Adam should wait until the Sabbath, which was to come in just a few hours, and then the fruit of the tree, the grape, would be used to sanctify the Sabbath and bear witness to the fact that God had created the world in six days and rested on the seventh. Ta’amei Haminhagim, section 393 It is argued that Noach knew this deeper meaning of Adam’s transgression, and by planting a vineyard and using the wine for sacramental purposes, he could achieve the complete rectification of the sin. But Noach failed. He became intoxicated and was discovered naked by his youngest son, Ham, who shamed him by calling Noach’s other two sons, Shem and Japheth, to see their father’s drunken nakedness. Rashi comments on this verse (Genesis 9:22) that Ham either castrated his father or had homosexual relations with him or both. Shem and Japheth respectfully covered their father with a garment, but the damage had been done. Noach awoke and cursed Ham and his descendants, and the Divine Presence looked down in pity (Genesis 9:23-27).
There is one midrash which teaches that all 3 children of Noach knew that they would divide the world into 4 parts. The first born Shem would receive two parts which included the being the High Priest of the World like his father and one part would go to each of his sons Yaphet and Ham. The nature of Ham was an uncorrected selfish attitude. He did not want to share with a potential 4th child and that is why He castrated Noach. The Torah does not like to embarrass various people and will use additional letters and words to avoid revealing these kinds of things directly. Through hints and gematria one can determine the truth of what is taught in the various midrashim. In fact it is my opinion that when one takes the first letters of a verse one can create another verse that demonstrates the truth of these and all midrashim.
The Seven Commandments of the Children of Noach remained unheeded as before the Flood except for a few righteous people, notably Shem and his great-grandson Eber, who established academies of learning for the purpose of understanding and fulfilling the Noahide Laws. Rashi on Genesis 25:22 and on Genesis 28:11 The academies of Shem and Eber were the first schools in the world. They are mentioned many times in the Talmud, but their profound importance is largely overlooked. The fact is that Shem and Eber were great prophets of G-d. Pirkei d’Rebbe Eliezer 37; Rashi on Genesis 10:25. And it was Shem rather than his father Noach who spread the teachings of the Seven Laws to all who would listen. Among Shem’s illustrious students were Hammurabi, Job, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Actually, Shem had passed away before Jacob reached maturity, but the academy of Shem and Eber continued and Jacob studied there for fourteen years before he journeyed to Haran to find a wife.
It is important to note that these schools were the lone bastion of light in the encroaching darkness of the Tower of Babel. Also in addition to teaching the Mitzvot of the Children of Noach, they also studied the essence of Creation - the first six chapters of the Torah prior to when it was revealed to Moshe - the information was still known as the history of the world taught orally by many cultures.
The generation of the Tower of Babel produced brilliant scientists. Not only did they learn to master many of the world’s natural forces, such as controlling the weather, but they reasoned in their scientific wisdom that the earth had no Master, or at least if it had a Master, that they were His equal, and they built a tower to the heavens to challenge the authority of God. They scientifically concluded that, since the Flood of Noah occurred in the year 1656 after creation, this meant that every 1656 years the heavens would shake, the depths would open, and the rains would come to destroy the earth. Rashi's commentary on Genesis 11:1 And the Bible teaches, “And God descended to look at the city and the tower that the children of man had built (Genesis 11:5).” God’s descending to look was from the fifth heaven.
chanoch adds: This generation referred to as the Generation of the Tower of Babel also utilized atomic energy in their technology. The Tower of Babel was located in the area that is now Iran. One Archaeological excavation found a glass like substance that was still somewhat radioactive. I heard this from one of my teachers but have not verified it myself online.
God took measures to stop His errant children by confounding their language and scattering them to distant lands (Genesis 11:4).
Originally, all of mankind spoke one language, the holy language of Scripture, Hebrew, the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew Alef-Bet being the very instruments of creation. Jerusalem Talmud, Megillah, 1:9; Rashi on Genesis 11:1 But now mankind had lost this merit and was forced to communicate with each other in the seventy basic languages of the world.
The phrase that is translated as One Language is פשה אחת. This has a gematria with the colel from each word as 796, which is equal to the phrase Loshon HaKodesh לשון קדוש.
During these times, King Nimrod arose with a wickedness that was virtually without precedent. He proclaimed himself god of all the earth and commanded all his subjects to worship him as the actual deity. Those who refused he killed.Zohar, p. 73; Yalkut Me’am Loez (Torah Anthology), Genesis, vol. 1, p. 356
The midrash teaches that during the end of days the worst 10 negative people will reincarnate and receive retribution for their actions. Nimrod is considered the first of these people. At the end of the Iraq War in the 1990's the leader of Iraq - named Hussein reflects the stories in the Torah about how Nimrod lived 7 years in the forest as an animal just like Hussein lived some time in the rubble and underground bunkers like an animal. Can you name the other 9 most negative people? Do you see them reflected in any modern day leaders yet?
Nimrod was called “a mighty hunter before the Lord” (Genesis 10:9).” Rashi comments that the phrase “a mighty hunter” means that he captured the minds of men with his mouth and led them astray to rebel against God. “Before the Lord,” Rashi says, indicates that Nimrod intentionally provoked God in His Presence. Nimrod, unlike any man who had lived before him, acted wickedly in order to defy God. He knew his Master and rebelled out of spite against Him.
God withdrew His Divine Presence to the sixth heaven in response to the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah, primarily theft and sexual perversion. In those societies, cruelty was admired and human kindness harshly punished, often by death. Rashi on Genesis 18:21 mentions that the citizens of Sodom punished a girl with a strange and cruel death because she had given food to a poor man.
chanoch adds: The midrash tells us that the girl was a daughter of Lot the nephew of Abraham. Also her crime was that she gave food to a hungry poor man and that she was placed on a roof in Sodom after being dipped in honey and then she was left there to be killed by wasps and bees stinging her to death.
The ancient Egyptians completed the job of driving God away by being wholly devoted to their many idols, more steeped in sexual perversion than the Sodomites, and by developing another form of evil to its ultimate – witchcraft. Rashi on Exodus 7:22 states that when the first of the Ten Plagues (turning the Nile into blood) was accomplished, Pharaoh said to Moses and Aaron, “Do you bring witchcraft to Egypt, which is full of witchcraft?” With God’s revealed Presence removed to the seventh and highest heaven, mankind dwelt in a world of moral and spiritual darkness.
Witchcraft according to Kabbalah is using the natural spiritual tools that create miracles to use for selfish motives. Is there something called white witchcraft? You decide - can someone have a positive motive to use the spiritual system?
Finally, there arose a righteous man whose deeds began to draw the revealed Presence back to earth. Abraham stood against the darkness of the world by clinging to the Creator and doing His will. He challenged Nimrod’s idolatry with his belief in the One God, and eventually vanquished Nimrod completely, bringing mankind to the recognition of God and His way in the world. In Abraham’s merit, the Divine Presence descended from the seventh heaven to the sixth heaven. Because of Abraham’s son, Isaac, the Divine Presence descended from the sixth to the fifth heaven, then from the fifth to the fourth through Isaac’s son, Jacob.
Please note that Abraham vanquished Nimrod but did not kill him. This was left to Esau a grandson of Abraham, who was vanquished but not killed by Jacob. That was left to one of the grandsons of Jacob. Esau was killed during the funeral of Jacob near the Cave of Machpelah where only his head is buried in that cave. This indicates that there is partial truth in the western world's wisdom which is science.
Jacob’s spiritual might was awesome. He wrestled with an angel of God and defeated it (Genesis 32:25-30). Through Jacob and his children, twelve sons and a daughter, a new and distinct people on earth emerged. The Children of Israel were named after their father Jacob, who had been blessed by God and given the new name: “Your name shall no more be called Jacob, but Israel shall be your name, and He called his name, Israel” (Genesis 35:10).” Rashi comments that the name Jacob implies one who comes with stealth and guile, but the name Israel denotes a prince and a ruler.
With the Children of Israel, a people of God had come into the world. Abraham, Isaac, and Israel were mighty prophets and knew prophetically that their descendants would go down to Egypt in exile and would then be redeemed by God and given His Divine Law on Mount Sinai.
The Patriarchs observed the Seven Commandments of the Children of Noah. Through their gift of prophecy coupled with the tradition they received from Shem and Eber, who were also prophets, they saw what the Sinai Revelation would bring, and observed those laws as well, even though they had not been commanded concerning them.
chanoch adds: All Mitzvot are included in the 7 Mitzvot of the Children of Noach except those dealing with the wisdom / actions of the Priests and Levites as well as the Mitzvot associated with the Kings of Israel. This is because no children of Noach can be a Priest - Cohen, Levi, or King in Israel.
When God blessed Isaac, it was “because Abraham listened to My voice, and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws (Genesis 26:5).” Rashi states that the word “charge” refers to the precepts of the Torah which had not yet been commanded, including Sabbath observances , whereas “commandments” refers to matters such as robbery and murder, two of the Seven Noahide Commandments.Rashi on Genesis 26:5 18; Rashi on Genesis 37:2
In fact, there were times when a conflict over the Mosaic and Noahide codes of law arose. The initial strife between Joseph and his brothers had to do with the difference between the Mosaic precept of keeping the dietary laws and the Noahide Commandment forbidding the eating of the limb of a living animal. Mosaic Law permits Israelites to eat the meat of an animal that has been ritually slaughtered, even if the animal still exhibits movement in its limbs. Noahide Law does not require ritual slaughtering, but forbids Noahides to eat an animal’s meat unless every trace of movement has stopped. The brothers had a heated discussion about the subject, and the sons of Leah argued that they, by following the Mosaic precept, were exempt from the Noahide prohibition. To prove the point, they slaughtered an animal according to the Mosaic precept and ate of its meat before the animal’s limbs had stopped twitching. Joseph felt that they had erred in their judgment and told the matter to their father.Midrash - Sefer Yashar - Book of Jasper citation unknown Joseph’s brothers then sold him into slavery, but God was with him and he rose to become second in command in Egypt, a veritable king alongside Pharaoh. By the time he had forgiven his brothers for what they had done to him, the Divine Presence had descended from the fourth to the third heaven through the merit of Jacob’s third son, Levi, who established the Jewish priesthood.
Before the Children of Israel settled in the land of Egypt, Judah, one of the brothers, preceded them and set up a house of study in Goshen so the sons of Jacob could be immersed in learning the seven Noahide commandments as well as the laws of the Torah, which they received as a heritage from Shem and Eber, and Abraham, Isaac, and Israel. Rashi on Genesis 46:28 20; Rashi on Exodus 5:4 Even during the long and bitter period of Egyptian slavery, the priestly tribe of Levi remained in the house of study, exempt from harsh servitude, so that the Divine Law would be remembered and understood and fulfilled. Midrash citation unknown In the merit of Levi’s son, Kohath, whose sons were destined to carry the Holy Ark of God through the Wilderness, the Divine Presence descended from the third to the second heaven.
When Pharaoh decreed death for the male infants born to the Children of Israel, Amram, the leader of the generation and another descendant of Levi, divorced his wife, Jochebed. His purpose was to stop bringing Israelite infants into the world in order to prevent their murder. Amram, as leader, knew that his action would be emulated by his people, which is precisely what happened. But his daughter, Miriam, pointed out that whereas Pharaoh had decreed only against males, Amram had decreed against all infants, male and female, by bringing none into the world. Respecting the wisdom of their daughter’s words, Amram and Jochebed remarried, and the child Moses was born. Rashi on Exodus 2:1 In Amram’s merit, the Divine Presence descended from the second to the first heaven.
Moses was the most humble man who ever lived (Numbers 12:3). His humility was so profound that he considered himself as nothing at all. Whatever he achieved, he saw as coming solely from God, believing that if God had blessed another man with as many talents as he, the other man would surely have achieved more with them. Likutei Sichot, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, vol. 13, page 30 This self-nullification stood him in stark contrast to the egomania of Pharaoh, who claimed to be a deity as Nimrod had.Rashi on Exodus 7:15
When God redeemed the Children of Israel and decimated the idolatry of the Egyptians, it was for the purpose of His Revelation at Sinai and the Giving of the Torah. Fifty days after the Children of Israel had left Egypt, Moses ascended Mount Sinai, and in full view of 600,000 Jewish men and at least 1,400,000 women and children, Beit Elokim, Moshe of Trani, Shaar HaYesodot, chap. 47 the Lord God of Israel descended to earth from His heavenly abode Remaining ten handbreadths above the ground. and said “I am the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage (Exodus 24:10).”
God had departed from the Garden of Eden and now, twenty-seven generations later, returned on Mount Sinai and spoke all the words of the Ten Commandments. It was a Divine Revelation that is incomprehensible to the human mind. All the blind and the lame and the deaf were miraculously healed. Rashi on Exodus 20:15 All the righteous souls who would ever be born into this world were called forth by the Lord God to witness His Divine Presence. The Book of our Heritage, vol. 3, p. 86 This was the seal of God, His truth.
With the Giving of the Torah, the God of Israel chose the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as His Chosen People, instructing them to fulfill the 613 Commandments of the Torah. He also commanded the righteous of the other nations of the world to keep the Seven Commandments of the Children of Noah and commanded Moses and his people to teach them. Mishneh Torah, Laws of Kings, 8:11 It was both the establishment of a new covenant and the reinforcement of the old one.
There is a different covenant with the Children of Abraham called the Covenant between the Parts. A promise was also made to Isaac and to Jacob as well regarding the same land of Israel. In Kabbalah we teach that the purpose of any Mitzvot is to change internally a person's character or personality traits as they realize that these attributes are negative manifesting selfish desires. It is also taught that there is a connection between a soul from the Children of Israel and a soul from the Children of Noach. The Children of Noach have less corrected souls than the Children of Israel yet they are the same aspect of Creation. Yes, the Children of Israel are charged with teaching the Children of Noach these Mitzvot; yet not to follow in the path of the Children of Israel but to find their own path. This may include the messianic Judaism path once the teachings of the man from Nazareth are divorced from its attachment to the concept of being a God- like being. Any human being is capable of being a "Son of HaShem" is a central teaching of the Torah and the Talmud.
The Mosaic and Noahide Laws were inextricably bound together. The Children of Noach, the righteous Gentiles, were obligated to fulfill the Seven Commandments, not because they were given to Noach after the Great Flood, but because they were given on Mount Sinai. And it became the obligation of the Children of Israel to teach the true faith in God to the righteous Gentiles by introducing them to Seven Universal Commandments by which all nations can live in peace and harmony.
chanoch adds: This will be made clear in future classes as we delve into the meaning of each Mitzvah.
When Moses ascended Mount Sinai to meet God, earth and heaven came together in a unique way. God took of His holiness and brought it to earth. For the first time in creation, physical objects could be infused with actual holiness. The Torah scroll and other writings, the sacrifices and other articles of use in the Tabernacle and Temple service, and the Children of Israel themselves became holy unto the Lord, meaning separate and distinct from the rest of creation with a sanctity uniquely reserved for the service of God (Exodus 19:6).29 This was the beginning of the true universal religion in which Israel, the Jewish people, is the priest and the Children of Noach, the righteous Gentiles, its faithful congregation. The Unknown Sanctuary: A Pilgrimage from Rome to Israel, pp. 147-149 31 Seder Hadorot, vol. 1, p. 83 The year was 2448 of the creation, which is the calendar of Creation - today called the Hebrew Calendar.
chanoch adds: Actually, this is a misnomer since the Hebrew Calendar is to be determined by 2 witnesses reporting to a court of law called the Sanhedrin in the land of Israel. Today that is again being done by the sect called the Karaites which is not recognized by any mainstream group of Judaisim.
During the periods when the Jewish people lived in the Holy Land, their responsibility for teaching the Gentiles the Seven Commandments was generally fulfilled. During the 410 years that the First Temple stood and the 420 years of the Second Temple, Gentiles who wanted to dwell in the Land of Israel agreed to fulfill the Noahide Laws and had the right to enter the Holy Temple and offer sacrifices to God (Zechariah 14:17-18).Babylonian Talmud, Sukkah 52b
With respect to the nations of the world, this posed something of a problem. Influential as it was, particularly during the times of King Solomon, the Land of Israel was but one place on a rather large globe. And the observance of the Noahide Laws outside of the Land of Israel was rare. Then, in the year 4800 of creation, nearly two thousand years ago, God took a drastic step to remedy the situation. He destroyed His Holy Temple, the center of religious Jewish life, and exiled His people Israel to every corner of the planet, where many remain to this very day. As the Talmud states, “The Jewish people went into exile only in order to make converts, meaning to teach the nations faith in the One God.” Talmud Bavli Pesachim
chanoch adds: The existing Jewish teaching is that the diaspora was a criticism of the actions of the Children of Israel; while the above teaching indicates that there is a deeper Kabbalistic reason for the expulsion and subsequent diaspora - that of raising individual sparks or correcting through personal choice, without coercion, the individual souls of the Children of Noach.
The intention was for the Jewish people to proclaim the faith in the God of their fathers and to bring all the peoples of the world into a spiritual union with God and Israel by teaching them the Seven Commandments of Noach. But what the Jews found in the world outside their own land was a difficult situation. Mixed up with a myriad of foreign cultures, the Jews had a lifelong struggle to maintain their own traditions without being swallowed up by the cultures and traditions of the peoples around them, in fulfillment of the Biblical injunction, “Take heed to yourself that you inquire not after their gods, saying: How did these nations serve their gods? Even so, I will do likewise” (Deuteronomy 12:30).” Moreover, the Jew found that people were distrustful of him and hostile, and were far too busy trying to convert him to their religions to have any time to listen to what he might have to say about the subject.
Three factors in recent times have caused a change in the situation. First, the spiritual deterioration of mankind has reached a desperate stage. Half the world follows an official doctrine of atheism (which Jews consider the cruelest and most extreme form of idolatry), and much of the rest of the world is sunk into immorality and crime. Second, there exists a new spirit of ecumenism, largely due to the internet and radio and television. These have given birth to an information explosion in which Judaism’s view concerning the Gentile’s relationship to God no longer meets with irrational responses.
The third factor is that God has finally brought the appointed time, as it says, “Thus says the Lord of Hosts: In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men of all the languages of the nations shall take hold of the corner of the garment of him who is a Jew, saying, ‘We will go with you, for we have heard that God is with you (Zechariah 8:23).’”
This prophecy is the effect of the Children of Israel being the Priest. If one learns the laws of tithing 10 percent needs to be shared with the Levites - and 1 percent to the actual Priests doing the work in the Temple. When the third Temple is built then there will be all Children of Israel will represent the Levites. This will be learned by the permutation of the word / Name Levi which can be translated as "His Heart". The children of Noach will realize and utilize its strength and resources to support the Children of Israel by tithing 1/10th their income / resources since they will realize that the proper procedure by the Cohen is what brings the Shefa influence into the physical world.
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