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What is a Posek?
In formulating a ruling, a posek will base the psak din on a careful analysis of the relevant underlying legal principles, as well as a careful study of the application of these principles. A Posek must therefore be thoroughly versed in rabbinic literature, especially the Babylonian Talmud.
The process of analysis usually entails today:
- an initial study of the relevant Talmudic Sugyas with commentaries;
- tracing the development of all related material in the Rishonim (Medieval rabbinic authorities prior to the Shulkhan Aruch) through the Arba'ah Turim and Shulkhan Arukh;
- and finally, a close analysis of the works of the Acharonim (rabbinic authorities from about the 16th century onwards) discussing the halakha as recorded in the literature of the Rishonim (and earlier Acharonim).
The ruling itself is an attempt to apply the precedents and principles of the Tradition to the question being asked. One common goal of poskim in this regard is, as far as possible, to be consistent with the codified law, as well as with the maximal relevant legal precedents, generally being decisions recorded in the responsa literature.Bachelors degree? The answer is simple, you wouldn't. You would consult a trained expert in the field of Neurology and/or a Neurosurgeon.So when it comes to learning the Noahide halacha why go to a Rabbi who only has a smicha? As well meaning as a they may be, they are not qualified to answer questions on Noahide halacha. In fact they should be referring you to an expert in halacha, a Dayan (Judge). If a Dayan recommends a Rabbi whose particular expertise may be in the Noahide Laws then you have a strong recommendation to follow up and get questions answered.In this section we have question being asked by Noahides and Rabbis attending a yeshiva course on the Noahide Laws being taught by a Posek. We hope you enjoy them.Important Q & A Below
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Chesed appears in the Torah to communicate God's kindness and love toward humanity as well as human kindness and love toward each other. Chesed emerges as one of the essential ways humans engage with God to sustain creation. For example, in the story of Sodom and Gemorrah (Genesis 18:17), the 15th century Italian commentator, Seforno, notes that the reason that God decides to engage with Abraham in discussion is based on the chesed that Abraham showed to the angels who visited him just prior to this in the text (Genesis 18:2). 'Project Chesed' is a number of projects that Noahide Nations is involved with and are contained in the list below. These are projects we need your help with. We hope you will consider joining us.For those who donate $150 or more we would like to say thank you by planting a tree in Israel, in your name. You may also have it dedicated to anyone you like. You will receive a certificate honoring whomever you decide to name. Go HERE to support one or all of our projects.
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WHY ARE CHRISTIANS & MESSIANICS TURNING TO GOD?
Often times Christians and Messianic believers think that the "Old Testament" is virtually irrelevant today, since the doctrines of the Church are made explicit in the New Testament writings. However, this is a serious mistake, as the following facts will demonstrate:
Yeshua (Jesus) and all his disciples were Torah-observant Jews. The Scriptures which they studied, loved, and quoted were the Torah, the Prophets, and the Writings (i.e., the Jewish Tanakh). Indeed, Yeshua quoted from the book of Deuteronomy (from the Torah) more than any other book in the Scriptures. As a child, Yeshua would have studied the Torah and memorized it with other Jewish children. He would also have been familiar with the teaching of the earlier Jewish sages of Israel.
When asked what was the greatest commandment of the LORD, Yeshua quoted the ve'ahavta portion of the Shema: ve'ahavta et Adonai eloheykha be'khol-levavkha, u'vekhol nafshekha, u'vekhol me'odekha, "And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength" (Deut. 6:5), and then He added the commandment, v'ahavta l're'akha kamokha - ani Adonai , "You shall love your neighbor as yourself" (Lev. 19:18). Both of these commandments come directly from the Torah.
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This Noahide Halacha Course is the first of its kind in that it is being taught by an actual
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