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What is Hamas?

By Rabbi Moshe Perets

Torah's Spiritual Significance in Current Events

The Rabbi discussed the spiritual significance of events in the ground of Israel as seen through the lens of Torah. He focused on the second parasha and its connection to current events. He emphasized the importance of understanding the deeper meaning behind these events and urged looking into the Torah for clarity. He ended by noting that Noah had 3 sons, Shem, Ham and Yafet.

Robbery: A Tale of Covetousness and Potential

The Rabbi discussed the concept of robbery, expressed by Hamas, and its historical and psychological implications. He emphasized that robbery, not just in a physical sense but also in terms of ideas, wisdom, and belongings, is a manifestation of humanity's deep-seated tendency to covet what others possess. However, he also pointed out that this trait can be positively channeled, motivating individuals to improve themselves and strive for greater wisdom and kindness.

The Ethics of Acceptance and Non-Covetousness

He emphasized the importance of accepting what HaShem has allocated to each individual and the negative consequences of coveting others' possessions or ideas. The Rabbi specifically addressed the historical instances of christians and muslims 'robbing' Torah concepts and the Jewish people's land, urging a stop to this 'robbery'. The Rabbi concluded by illustrating the inappropriateness of 'robbing' even basic resources like food and water.

The Power of Choice: Blessings and Commandments

The Rabbi discussed the significance of saying a blessing before drinking a glass of water, connecting it to the taking refuge in Noah's Ark as in the words of Torah. He emphasized the importance of choosing life and the 7 universal commandments from Torah for Humanity, linking this choice to redemption and comfort in both this world and the next. The Rabbi urged all individuals, to leave their religion, to make the right choice for their own spiritual safety, the Seven Noahide Commandments: Follow the Torah's Universal Guidelines for human individuals and society.

What are these Guidelines?

They are based on the Seven Universal Biblical Commandments: ​To Believe in the One True G-d - HaShem - The G-d of Israel To Honor HaShem To Respect Human Life To Respect Family Unity To Respect Others Property To Respect All Living Creatures To Live According to Divine and Social Laws.

Next Steps

• Join the Noahide Academy of Israel for lectures on the 7 Universal Commandments on Sunday:

• Spread awareness about the 7 Universal Commandments to others.

• Consider giving charity to proper institutions that promote the teaching of the 7 Universal Commandments:

• Learn more about the 7 Universal Commandments and study them regularly:


Rabbi Moshe Perets is the President of the Noahide Academy of Israel, Founder and Executive Director of, the world’s largest Noahide informational website. He accomplished his Rabbinical Studies at the Chabad Yeshiva and his medical studies at the University of Louvain in Brussels, Belgium.

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Arnold Sleiffer
Arnold Sleiffer
Oct 22, 2023

Rabbi Moshe,

How should i look to Hamas and the terrible things they did.

I ve i look like Noach i would say ok you are not listening to the Thora, you will be destroydbut when i look at it like Avraham would ( i think) he wouldsay Hashem ifi could save 1 soul from them could you spare them.

This is my problem of looking at the current war, i hope you can help me with this.

Greetings Arnold

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