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Should We Give Our Lives?

Updated: Aug 5, 2022

Divine Code for July 24th 2022

Today Page 66

From topic 4:3 to 4:5

A Noahide boy as young as 13 and a girl as young as 12, with normal mental development, is not obligated to give up his/her life in order not to transgress the commandments, other than for committing murder, injury or rape.

"For your own blood is not redder than the blood of your neighbor," meaning that when it comes to life it is only G-d who determines who lives and who does not.

Altough a Noahide is not obligated to sacrifice his life for the sanctification of G-d's Name - for example to avoid commiting idolatry at the cost of his life - it is permissible for him to do so, and this is not considered suicide. (Page 332 topic 2:9)

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Yesterday: Topic 4:1-4:2

Tomorrow: Topic 4:6-4:9

Brought By Angelique Sijbolts


Angelique Sijbolts is one of the main writers for the Noahide Academy. She has been an observant Noahide for many years. She studies Torah with Rabbi Perets every week. Angelique invests much of her time in editing video-lectures for the Rabbis of the Academy and contributes in administrating the Academy's website in English and Dutch. She lives in the north of the Netherlands. Married and mother of two sons. She works as a teacher in a school with students with special needs. And is a Hebrew Teacher for the levels beginners en intermediate. She likes to walk, to read and play the piano.



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