"The two best days of your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why."
"How long is it our duty to study Torah?  Until the day of death."  Rambam
Noahide Prayer
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Noahide Prayer

For Noahides, prayer is considered a mitzvah when performed in response to personal needs or circumstances.

Develop a Torah Personality
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Develop a Torah Personality

Help for perfecting your relationship with HaShem and yourself.

Listen To Noahide Laws & Life Cycle Class
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Listen To Noahide Laws & Life Cycle Class

Listen to the overview from a previous class from the Noahide Torah Study Yeshiva Course.

Seek Torah Wisdom
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Seek Torah Wisdom

Torah wisdom should always flow through you. Learn about Hashem and you will learn about yourself!

Audio Torah Courses
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Audio Torah Courses

Listen, Learn & Love Torah

After The Flood
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After The Flood

Ever wonder what happened when Noah and his family exited the Ark after the Flood?

"To the world you might be one person, but to one person you just might be the world".
"The only thing necessary for evil to exist is for good people to do nothing."

Wisdom From Pirke Avot

Simon the Just…used to say,
“Upon three things the world stands:
On Torah, on (Divine) Service, and on Deeds of Lovingkindness.”
Pirke Avot 1:2

Ben Zoma said,
“Who is wise? The one who learns from all people…
“Who is mighty?  The one who subdues the evil inclination…
“Who is rich? The one who rejoices in his portion….
“Who is honored? The one who honors other human beings….”
Pirke Avot 4:1

The Most Important Part of Studying Torah

The most important element in validating interpretations of the written and oral Torah is the concept of Mesorah. Mesorah is the greatest proof to the authenticity of any concept, practice, or interpretation.

Although the seven Noahide laws have their origins in Adam and Noah, God chose to transmit and preserve them via Moses and the giving of the Torah at Sinai. This placed the Seven Mitzvos within the structure and system of Torah study and learning. Therefore, the seven Noahide laws must be interpreted and understood within the context of the Torah.

This point cannot be stressed enough: Jewish, and therefore Noahide, study and interpretation of the Torah is unique and unlike the study of any other religious texts.

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The Truth About the Ger

 

Don't ever be afraid of seeking truth or speaking the truth, as it says in

Proverbs 12:19...

Truthful lips will be established forever, But a lying tongue is only for a moment

Are Noahides Allowed to Pray?

For Noahides, prayer is considered a mitzvah when performed in response to personal needs or circumstances. If one experiences challenges for which he does not pray, his lack of response is tantamount to a denial of God as the sovereign ruler of all things and all events. When one does pray in such circumstances, it demonstrates reliance and belief in the Creator.

When a Noahide prays to give thanks or praise absent a personal need, he still receives reward for such prayer even though it is not of the same nature as prayer prompted by personal needs.

As with all personal prayers, there are no fixed texts for Noahide prayer. Since all Noahide prayer is essentially personal prayer, it is ideally expressed using sincere words from the heart.

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Tools For Noahide Torah Study

The journey of Noahide Torah study is endless in depth and has no destination.  You will realize this when your very essence proclaims, "the more I learn, the less I know"!  Before you make this proclamation remember that it is a mitzvot for a Noahide to study the Noahide Laws and apply them in every aspect of their life.  After you make that proclamation you will realize and appreciate why it is a mitzvot for a Noahide to study the Noahide Laws and apply them. The study of Torah is what gives us our awe of the Creator.  The more we study the more awe we gain.

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Do you know why more and more Christian & Messianic believers are turning to God?

 

 

 

WHO IS VULNEABLE TO CULTS? - Pg. 2

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Nobody Joins A Cult

Most experts agree, though, that whether the joiner is young or old, certain predisposing factors may facilitate attraction to a cultic system, the success of recruitment and indoctrination efforts, and the length and depth of involvement. These factors include:

General profile of cult member (some or all of the following):             Disenchanted with conventional religious establishments.
            Intellectually confused over religious and/or philosophical issues.
            Sometimes disenchanted with society as a whole.
            Has a need for encouragement and support.
            Emotionally needful.
            Needs a sense of purpose.
            Financially needy.
            A desire to belong
            Unassertiveness (the inability to say no or express criticism or doubt)
            Gullibility (impaired capacity to question critically what one is told, observes, thinks, and so forth)
            Low tolerance for ambiguity (need for absolute answers, impatience to obtain answers)
            Cultural disillusionment (alienation, dissatisfaction with the status quo)
            Idealism
            Susceptibility to trance-like states (in some cases, perhaps, due to prior hallucinogenic drug experiences)
            A lack of self-confidence
            A desire for spiritual meaning
            Ignorance of how groups can manipulate individuals
            Rich, poor, educated, non-educated, old, young, previously religious, atheistic, etc.

 

A wide range of human susceptibility emerges when we combine the list of predisposing factors with the potential vulnerabilities mentioned above. The stereotype of a recruit is a young person worried about leaving college or uncertain about “facing life.”

The reality, however, is that anyone, at any age — in a moment of confusion, personal crisis, or simply a life transition — may become attracted to or drawn in by a cult’s appeal.

“New in town, lost a job, recently divorced, a friend or family member just died, need a career change, feel a little blue?” The unstable and anxious feelings experienced at such times make a person vulnerable, whether that person is twenty or seventy years old.

If a vulnerable person happens to cross paths with a cult advertisement or personal recruiter putting forth even a mildly interesting offer, then that ad will likely pay for itself and that recruiter will stand a good chance of making her mark.

According to Michael Langone, “Conversion to cults is not truly a matter of choice. Vulnerabilities do not merely ‘lead’ individuals to a particular group. The group manipulates these vulnerabilities and deceives prospects in order to persuade them to join and, ultimately, renounce their old lives.”

While we are at it, let’s shatter another myth: people who join cults are not stupid, weird, crazy, weak-willed, or neurotic. Most cult members are of above-average intelligence, well adjusted, adaptable, and perhaps a bit idealistic. In relatively few cases is there a history of a pre-existing mental disorder.

Anyone is capable of being recruited (or seduced) into a cult if his personal and situational circumstances are right. Currently there are so many cults formed around so many different types of beliefs that it is impossible for a person to truthfully claim that he would never be vulnerable to a cult’s appeal. Cult recruitment is not mysterious. It is as simple and commonplace as the seduction and persuasion processes used by lovers and advertisers. However, depending on the degree of deception and manipulation involved, the resultant attachments can be even more powerful.      

 

 

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