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What is Allowed to Add to the Noahide Code?

Updated: Aug 23, 2022

Divine Code for July 22, 2022

Today Page 63

Topic 3:9 -- 3:10

There are obligations that are so logical that they do not need to be specifically named in the 7 Mitzvot. For example, it is obligatory to give charity because it is logical and of social benefit to help your neighbor.

A Noahide may add rules that help society perform the 7 Mitzvot. For example, rules to prevent child abuse.

A Noahide may impose rules on himself for personal benefit - and not for society as a whole. For example: If he experiences extra sensitivity regarding the rules of not eating from any living animal, he may take on the rule of eating vegetarian. But this may not be laid as a divine commandment on society as a whole.

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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 and intermediate. She likes to walk, to read and play the piano.



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