Man was created in the image of G-d, and he is therefore obligated to behave in a way that is an expression of his attachment to G-d. From the beginning of human history man was privileged to receive commands from the Creator, including elements of both faith and morality, which reached perfection with the receipt of the “Seven Mitzvot of Bnei Noach.” From then on, a covenant was made between the Creator and man which raises man above all the other creatures and gives him the responsibility for the success of the world that G-d created. This covenant provided the basis for the revelation of G-d to the children of Israel at Mount Sinai, which was a harbinger of mending the entire world, of man’s reaching complete happiness, and of his clinging to the Creator. The date that the mitzvot were given to Bnei Noach is the twenty-seventh of Marcheshvan, as is written, “And in the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry. And G-d spoke to Noach, saying: Leave the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives together with you.” [Genesis 8:14-16].
The day on which Noach and his family left the ark made a lasting impression on mankind for all later generations. This was the glorious day when the process of handing over the seven basic commandments to mankind was completed. On that day the covenant of the rainbow was sealed between the Creator, mankind, and every living creature. This day is worthy of being considered a holiday for all those in the world who are part of the covenant of the teachings of Bnei Noach. This covenant was sealed before the special covenant with the children of Israel which serves as the basis for mending the world through the word of G-d emanating from Zion, which will be disseminated by Israel to the entire world, and for the declaration of the Name of G-d to the ends of the universe.
We wish the entire population of the world a happy holiday!
With all my love, Oury Cherki – Jerusalem