The punishment for breaking the Seven Commandments of Bhei Noahs

Question:

What punishment is for those who breaks the Seven Commandments? (Vladimir Peretc, Irshava).

Answer:

This is a very difficult question. It is often to hear that ‘for transgression any of the Seven Commandments there can be the death penalty’, but it is not an adequate answer. It is an answer in the such a sense that, for example, according the Torah, for the breaking Shabbat there is the death penalty. But this is the theoretical thing – i.e. theoretically it may be but there is not such a thing in practical.

Thus, in principle, punishment for Bnei Noah will be established the Bnei Noah, their communities by themselves. They can decide what specifically things will be punishable. For example, murder or theft are punishable without doubts. Wherein Bnei Noah by by themselves can decide that some actions – because they are not considered as a transgressions (idolatry for example) will not be punishable by human court. Although, theoretically, for idolatry the Jews can be punished by death but this has not happened for the last centuries.

In general, all things which were mentioned in literature about Ben Noah’s punishment, perhaps don’t underline enough that it is only the theoretical thing – like the punishment for Jews for breaking the Shabbat or for idolatry. But this is not the practical thing – in any sense – thus people were frightened fully in vain. That’s why in real world today there is no punishment for Bnei Noah from Bnei Noah community because such a punishment can appear only when Bnei Noah will be have their own state, which can establish a punishment for murder or for theft, or for something else. I think we just need to withdraw from the discussion.

Pinkhas Polonsky

A change somebody’s name for a name taken from Tanakh

Question:

Does something change is Ben Noah life if he changes his name for a name taken from Tanakh?

Answer of Rav Cherki:

This is a very nice deed which influence on a person. But it is not obligation.

Answer of Rav Hollander:

Maimonides writes that sincerely repenting person (baal-tshuva) becomes another individual. A person has his own self-identity and his name is its part. That’s why, when he repentance in his sins, there will be a positive sense to change a name as a part of such personality change and the name change can help in such change. More over, the change his name for a name from Tanakh – in such a cases if this name is significant for a person, can strength him in his new life, that’s why it deserves encouragement.

Why sick children are born?

Question:

I work in a mental hospital. And I want to know – why such sick children are born?

Answer of Rav Cherki:

The birth of sick children can be for a follow reasons:

  1. For their parents sins;
  2. Correction of what happened in their past life;
  3. To give their parents and to all society an opportunity to care and show mercy on them;
  4. Another reasons that we can not know

Answer of Rav Hollander:

Such questions are very hard because they cast doubt on our possibility to understand and explain everything. Nearly 50 years ago one Rabbi in USA published a book named “When bad things happen to good people?”. Moses, our Master, also wanted to know the answer this question and the Most High said to him: “I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy ”(Exodus, 33:19).

This implies that not each person can be honored the mercy of the Most High. Such question was asked by Rav Soloveichik. His wife suffered from cancer for many years. And he could not give a final answer a question “Why?”. But if I can correct understand his approach, he says: ‘Don’t ask: “ Why? ” but instead ask: “What can we do in this situation? How can I serve God in a place where I am? ”

And you as a person who is dealing with sick children, know the answer.

Vows

I made a vow that someone else against my wishes and without my consent caused to be broken. How does this effect my vow?
Thank you in advance for answering my question, this has been a concern of mine for over three years now.

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Can someone say God has a body?

My brother David, claims God told him in his head, he is a cloud person. When I asked my brother how an infinite God can have a body, he claims this insults God. My brother also claims Scripture is corrupt, and the voices in his head tell the truth about God. Does he really talk to God, or does he have Schizophrenia? Thank you.

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christian to non practising islam to Judaism

I was raised in Christianity. I never understood why jesus had to bear punishment for everyone’s sins. Age 31, I moved from my Western country to Arabia as an expat worker, to make more money and not pay tax. I met a modern Muslim women and married her. Part of this deal is that I had to officially convert to Islam. I never took it seriously and never believed in Islam nor practised it. I then researched Christianity; Islam and Judaism for twelve years, and came to the clear conclusion that Judaism is the only valid religion. The wife and I had two children. We now fight like cat and dog due to cultural issues (e.g. Arabic women can be very disrespectful of husbands in general). We have maritial relations about every two months. I have taught my children not to believe in Islam, and to favour Judiasm. If I were to divorce, I want to be sure that it would be acceptable in Judaic law, given that she is a muslim and given that I am determined to become a Jew eventually, no matter whay oe who stands in my path. If I divorce a Muslim and convert to Judiasm and make Alia, does Judiac law consider it a sin and unacceptable? I am 44, and I feel an unstoppable need to become a Jew. Ps: my grandfather was a Jew, but he neber shared anything about Judaism with me, except ro give me a Star of David pendant when I was ten, without any explanation. When he passed away, the wider family were all Christian ans sadly remain so to this day.

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christian to non practising islam to Judaism

I was raised in Christianity. I never understood why jesus had to bear punishment for everyone’s sins. Age 31, I moved from my Western country to Arabia as an expat worker, to make more money and not pay tax. I met a modern Muslim women and married her. Part of this deal is that I had to officially convert to Islam. I never took it seriously and never believed in Islam nor practised it. I then researched Christianity; Islam and Judaism for twelve years, and came to the clear conclusion that Judaism is the only valid religion. The wife and I had two children. We now fight like cat and dog due to cultural issues (e.g. Arabic women can be very disrespectful of husbands in general). We have maritial relations about every two months. I have taught my children not to believe in Islam, and to favour Judiasm. If I were to divorce, I want to be sure that it would be acceptable in Judaic law, given that she is a muslim and given that I am determined to become a Jew eventually, no matter whay oe who stands in my path. If I divorce a Muslim and convert to Judiasm and make Alia, does Judiac law consider it a sin and unacceptable? I am 44, and I feel an unstoppable need to become a Jew. Ps: my grandfather was a Jew, but he neber shared anything about Judaism with me, except ro give me a Star of David pendant when I was ten, without any explanation. When he passed away, the wider family were all Christian ans sadly remain so to this day.

Continue reading “christian to non practising islam to Judaism”