Genesis and the Seven Laws of Noah
The Roots Of All Faiths
“Whereas Congress recognizes the historical tradition of ethical values and principles which are the basis of civilized society and upon which our great Nation was founded.
Whereas these ethical values and principles have been the bedrock of society from the dawn of civilization, were known as the Seven Noahide laws:
Whereas without the ethical values and principles the edifices of our civilization stands in serious peril of returning to chaos;
Whereas society is profoundly concerned with the recent weakening of these principles that has resulted in crises that beleaguer and threaten the fabric of civilized society;
Whereas the justified preoccupation with these crises must not the citizens of the Nation lose sight of their responsibility to transmit these historical ethical values from our distinguish past to the general of the future-“
Congressional resolution (HJ resolution 104 Public Law 102-14.
Signed by President George Bush on 3-26-91).
Torah Classes On
The Seven Commandments of Noah
Rabbi Dr. Zvi Aviner
Learn here about the Story of Creation, Noah’s Flood, and Noah’s Seven Commandments in a compassionate way.
The Course leads you, step by step, up the ladder of Noah’s Seven Commandments, which is the base of the moral fabric of our nation (as recognized by the USA Congress.) The classes are on IDOLATRY, ADULTERY, BLOODSHED, THEFT, INJUSTICE, BLESPAHMY and MERCY (the Prohibition to eat BLOOD and a Limb from a Living Animal.) Study each class then proceed to the next class.
The order of the classes follows the Book of Genesis. The stories and concepts are drawn from thousands-years old Jewish literature, like the Midrash, Talmud, commentators and Kabalah. More importantly, the material is encored in Jewish customs, prayers and liturgy; some dated to the Holy Temple of Jerusalem.
My students have maintained that these classes have introduced them to the vocabulary and spiritual milieu of the Second Temple Judaism, which is the base of Christianity. Here you’ll discover the origin of ideas that have shaped our world, like the coming Reign of Mercy, the Heavenly Kingdom and the Eternal Sabbath. Whether you’re a Christian, a Muslim or a Jew, you’ll find these classes illuminating and inspiring.
Noah is the father of all Mankind. Hence his teaching is the roots of all faiths. Noah‑by the very meaning of his Hebrew name‑is a pleasant and accommodative teacher. His wife’s name, Naama, means the same. Learn about both of them, about their falling in love, and about their fascinating families and treacherous times. You’ll find that nothing is new under the Sun, and that we are still facing a similar moral discourse.