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Is An Act Of Defense Permitted

Divine Code for December 24, 2022

Today: Pages 375-376

Part 6:9 -- 6:13

It is permitted for a person to strike someone who comes to harm him, if he cannot fend off the attacker in any other wat. This also applies if someone comes to steal from him or damage his property, or if a trespasser enters his house or field without permission. It is permitted to strike the attacker, the thief or the intruder in order to protect himself or his possessions, if there is no other recourse.

However, if one can fend off an intruder in another way, it is forbidden to strike him. Likewise, if someone cursed or even struck a person in the past, it is forbidden to take revenge against him physically, since this is only permitted as an act of defense at the moment, and not for revenge.

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Sarah Bakker is a blog writer and illustrator for the Noahide Academy. After a difficult time, she found Judaism. She has been a Noahide for many years and uses her experiences and knowledge combined with her creative talents to help others.



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I long for the day when courts of justice according to The Divine Code is set up all over the world. 🙏

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