The Divine Code - Book of the Seven Universal Noahide Laws
Part I. Fundamentals of Faith (9 chapters)
Part II. The Unity of God - Prohibition of Idolatry (12 chapters)
Part III. Honoring God - Prohibition of Blasphemy (4 chapters)
Part IV. Respecting Nature - Prohibition of Eating Meat that was Separated from a Living Animal (9 chapters)
Part V. Respect for Life - Prohibition of Murder and Injury (9 chapters)
Part VI. Respect for Family and Social Relations - Prohibition of Forbidden Relations (7 chapters)
Part VII-A. Respect for commercial transactions - Prohibition of Theft (Part A) (12 chapters)
Rabbi Moshe Weiner talks about the Divine Code Book.
The Introduction explains the Torah basis for the Noahide Code, and for outreach to Gentiles regarding this Divinely ordained righteous path.
Part I covers principles of the monotheistic faith, the Divine rewards that Gentiles may earn by observing the Noahide Code, and practical guides to subjects of primary importance in daily life - Torah study, daily blessings and prayers, moral imperatives, and returning to the righteous path.
Parts II-IV cover the prohibitions of idolatry and blasphemy, and the prohibitions associated with causing unnecessary pain to living creatures.
Parts V-VII cover the prohibitions of murder and injury, forbidden sexual relations, and theft.
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.
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.