When God created man on the 6th day He wanted mankind to live in peace and harmony, through His Mercy. He gave Adam 6 instructions in order to live this way. After the flood He gave Noah a 7th. These are the Noahide Commandments.
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For Noahides, prayer is considered a mitzvah when performed in response to personal needs or circumstances.
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Develop a Torah Personality
Help for perfecting your relationship with HaShem and yourself.
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Listen To Noahide Yeshiva Class
Listen to the overview from a previous class from the Noahide Torah Study Yeshiva Course.
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Get More Torah Wisdom
Torah wisdom should always flow through you. Learn about Hashem and you will learn about yourself!
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Ask a Posek (Judge)
When it comes to learning the Noahide halacha why go to a Rabbi who only has a smicha? Why not ask a Posek who is an expert in halacha.
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After The Flood
Ever wonder what happened when Noah and his family exited the Ark after the Flood?
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.
The Truth About the Ger
Don't ever be afraid of seeking truth or speaking the truth, as it says in
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.
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.
NARCISSISTIC TRAITS OF A CULT LEADER
- Category: IDENTIFYING A CULT
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Lacks Empathy; is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others- Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes.
Often envious of others or believes others are envious of him or her.
Interpersonally exploitative; takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends, manipulates situations and people. Has a sense of entitlement, unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatments or expects automatic compliance with his or her expectations.
Anger or Rage at being called out on the slightest of imperfections or normal human missteps.
The above list is the more common traits to look for, but there are a few more subtle traits you should be aware of.
Projected Feelings of Insecurity:
Narcissists say and do things subtle or obvious, that can make you feel less smart, less accomplished and less competent. It’s as if their passing their insecurity onto others as it’s to much for them to deal with. Picture the friend who always damns you with the compliment that doesn’t really feel like a compliment: “Pretty good job this time”.
Feelings are natural for most human beings, we tend to have lots of them in everyday interactions. Having feelings in the presence of another person suggests you can be touched emotionally by friends, family and even the occasional failure or tragedy. Narcissists don’t like feeling influenced in any significant way. It challenges their sense of perfect autonomy; to admit to a feeling of any kind suggests they can be affected by someone outside of themselves. They often change the subject when feelings come up, especially their own. A High need for Control:
For the same reason narcissists often loathe the subject of feelings, they can’t stand to be at the mercy of other people’s preferences; it reminds them that they aren’t invulnerable or completely independent but, in fact, they might have to ask for what they want – and even worse yet people may not feel like meeting their request. Rather than ask for their needs or preferences, they often arrange events (and maneuver people) to orchestrate the outcomes they desire.
In extreme form it can manifest as abusive, controlling behaviors. (Think of the husband who berates his wife when dinner isn’t ready as soon as he comes home. He lashes out precisely because at that moment, he’s forced to acknowledge that he depends on his wife, something he’d rather avoid.)
As with most of these red flags, the efforts at control are often far more subtle than outright abuse. Keep an eye out for anyone who leaves you feeling nervous about
approaching certain topics or sharing your own preferences.
Narcissists have a way of making choices feel off limits without expressing anger at all – a disapproving wince, a last minute call to preempt the plans, chronic lateness whenever you’re in charge of arranging a night together. It’s more like a war of attrition on your will than an outright assault on your freedom.
Another common trait is the habit of putting people on pedestals. The logic goes like this: “If I find someone perfect to be close to, maybe some of their perfection will rub off on me, and I’ll become perfect by association.”
A Fragmented Family Story:
Narcissism seems to be born of neglect and abuse, both are notorious for creating an insecure attachments style. But the fact that narcissists are deeply insecure gives us an easy way to spot them. Insecurely attached people can’t talk coherently about their family and childhood. Their early memories are confused, contradictory and full of gaps.
Their childhood story makes no sense and the most common myth they carry around is the perfect family story.