The Divine Code - Book of the Seven Universal Noahide Laws
Explains the details of the Universal Noahide Code, this being to guide to observe God’s Will for mankind, revealed on Mount Sinai in the Torah of Moses in the year 2448 (1312 B.C.E.) of Creation.
New expanded Limited Edition (622 pages), by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Noahide Academy of Jerusalem
Part I. Fundamentals of Faith (9 chapters)
Part II. The Prohibition of Idolatry (12 chapters)
Part III. The Prohibition of Blasphemy (4 chapters)
Part IV. The Prohibition of Eating Meat that was Separated from a Living Animal (9 chapters)
Part V. The Prohibition of Murder and Injury (9 chapters)
Part VI. The Prohibition of Forbidden Relations (7 chapters)
Part VII-A. The Prohibition of Theft (Part A) (12 chapters)
English translation of “Sheva Mitzvot HaShem,” Volumes I and II (in Hebrew).
Editor: Dr. Michael Schulman, Ph.D.
Basic translation by Rabbi Yosef Schulman.
Published September, 20’17, by Ask Noah International. Printed and distrubuted by the Noahide Academy.
In Part I, Chapters 1-4 present basic principles of Torah-based faith in the One God, acceptance of the truth of the Torah, acknowledgment that Divine rewards accrue from observance of God’s will, and that the opposite (God forbid) accrues from deliberate, or sometimes careless, transgressions of His will. In Chapters 5-6 and 8-9, we present a practical and reliable guide to subjects that are of prime importance in daily life: Torah Study, Prayer, Moral Conduct, and Repentance.
Gentiles are obligated to fulfill the Seven Noahide Commandments because they are the eternal command of God, transmitted through Moses our teacher in the Torah. Since the explanation of every commandment in the Written Torah is established according to the Oral Torah, as it was given over through Moses our teacher and transmitted from generation to generation through the Jewish Sages, it can thus be concluded that the rules which guide Torah-law decisions in regard to the 613 Jewish Commandments are the same rules which guide Torah-law decisions for Gentiles, aside from a few exceptions that are explained in this work. Rambam (Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, or Maimonides, 1135-1204) was the first to codify these commandments, albeit in very concise form, and his rulings are known to be based on the same rules that guide the Oral Torah for the Jewish commandments, unless he stated a specific exception. This reasoning is born out by the numerous discussions in the Talmud that deal with the Noahide commandments.