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Q: Can you recommend any books for Bnei Noach? What do you recommend for an in-depth study of the Seven Mitzvot? Is there halachic literature for Bnei Noach?

Q: Dear Rabbi,

I have been interested in Judaism for several years. At first, I visited Jewish websites, I listened to lectures on the approach of Judaism and such matters as the Jewish calendar. Now I am continuing with the book “Messilat Yesharim” by the Ramchal. However, the deeper I delve into the study of Judaism the more I have seen that for me as a Gentile who grew up in a regular family many topics in these books are beyond my experience and my understanding.

With this as a start I found some books by Rabbi Schwartz, and I have also seen Noahide websites where I read various articles. My question is: can you recommend any books for Bnei Noach? What do you recommend for an in-depth study of the Seven Mitzvot? Is there halachic literature for Bnei Noach?

A: You should read “The Return of Israel and the Hope of the World” by Abraham Livni (recently translated into English – available from Gefen Publishers and Amazon). We at the Noahide World Center are in the process of writing a Code of Laws for Noahides. In the meantime, you can read Chapters 9 and 10 of the Laws of Kings (Hilchot Melachim) written by the Rambam.

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About Rabbi Oury Cherki

Rabbi Oury Cherki
Rav Oury Cherki was born in Algeria in 1959 and grew up in France, and he made Aliyah in 1972. He studied at Merkaz Harav Yeshiva, which was founded by Rav Avraham Yitzchak Kook. He performed his military service in the artillery branch of the IDF. He studied with Rav Tzvi Yehuda Kook, Rav Yehuda Leon Ashkenazi (Manitou), Rav Shlomo Binyamin and Achlag. Rav Cherki heads the Israeli department of Machon Meir, and he is the Director of Brit Olam - the Noahide World Center.He teaches in many places throughout Israel. Rav Cherki is the spiritual leader of the "Beth Yehuda" community in Kiryat Moshe (Jerusalem). He has written many books on Jewish thought and philosophy.

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