Remember when I went on about Noah and the Torah portion and the great newsletter that I was reading on that Shabbat?
Well, I finally found it on line and wanted to bring that specific message to your attention, and recommend that you read this newsletter if you want more great nuggets about Judaism and monotheism from a Chabad perspective.
There are always wonderful stories in these newsletters so Kol Hakavod to the folks who put it together every week.
But here is the bit about Noah, and the Noahide laws that I specifically want you to read:
By Rabbi Shmuel M. Butman
"This week's Torah portion is Noach. Therefore, this is the perfect
opportunity to consider the implications of the Rebbe's campaign to
disseminate, among non-Jews, the knowledge and observance of the Seven
"The nations of the world were given a Divine code of conduct, the Seven
Noachide Laws, which consist of six prohibitions against murder,
robbery, idolatry, adultery, blasphemy, cruelty to animals - and one
positive command, to establish a judicial system."
"The Rebbe has encouraged his emissaries around the world to meet with
government officials and heads of state to sign proclamations
encouraging the study and observance of the Seven Noachide laws."
"The Rambam (Rabbi Moses Maimonides) states that an important part of the
Jew's task is to see to it that all people, not just Jews, acknowledge
G-d as Creator and Ruler of the world and to therefore conduct
themselves according to the Seven Noachide Laws. Each and every Jew has
an important role to play in this task. But how can this be
"When a Jew conducts himself properly in all areas of his life -
business, recreation, family, and religious - he will automatically
influence the people around him. When the nations of the world see Jews
acknowledging G-d as Ruler of the world, through prayer and by following
His commandments, they, too, will come to realize the importance and
truth of G-d's omnipotence."