The Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi David Lau, in a video (with English subtitiles) discussing the vital work of Brit Olam and blessing Noahides around the world.
Letter by Chief Rabbi David Lau
9 Adar I 5774
February 9, 2014
To: Rabbi Oury Cherki
Hearty wishes of Shalom,
A Letter of Blessing
I am happy to hear about the important activities of your organization, which tries to reach out to the peoples of the world who have complete faith in the word of G-d and who accept for themselves to observe the Seven Mitzvot which the Bnei Noah were commanded to perform.
Our sages noted the high status of those who observe the Seven Mitzvot of Bnei Noah, as the Rambam wrote in his book, Mishna Torah: “Anyone who accepts the Seven Mitzvot and is careful to perform them – is considered a righteous person among the nations of the world
and he has a portion in the World to Come. And this is true as long as he accepts them and performs them because the Holy One, Blessed be He, commanded them in the Torah, and He told us about them through our Teacher Moses.” (Hilchot Melachim 8).
These Seven Mitzvot serve as a framework for mending human society. Whoever follows the events throughout the world can clearly see how much the world is in need of fixing. Let us hope and pray that we will soon have the privilege of seeing the words of Isaiah come
true: “And many nations will go and say, let us rise up to the Mountain of G-d, to the House of the G-d of Jacob, and He will teach us His ways and we will go along His pathways. For the Torah will emanate from Zion and the Word of G-d from Jerusalem.” (Chapter 2).
Happy you are indeed to have the privilege of being involved in the important labor of disseminating the values of truth throughout the world.
With all manner of blessings,
David Lau, Chief Rabbi of Israel