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  • The Gentiles Who Act Like Jews by Ilana E. Straus in Tablet, the online magazine, January 26, 2016
  • Sir Isaac Newton, Noahide by Jose' Faur
  • Jewish Links - Jewish informational Web resources
  • First Covenant members' goals and comments
  • Friedrich Nietzsche, by M. Dallen
  • Psalms 119
  • The Politics of Revelation - By Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
  • Noahide Burial: Preparing for Death, Noahide Burial and a Sample Will
  • How Non-Jews Will Save Judaism - by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
  • How Odd of God: The Torah-system at work: life stories - from Abraham to Einstein, Paula Abdul, "Captain Kirk," "Indiana Jones." etc.
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    First Covenant spirituality and observance

    In ancient times the Children of Israel called them "God-fearers." In modern times, after the Holocaust and destruction of the Jews in Europe, Israel calls the heroic souls who tried to save their fellows from the Nazis' genocide "righteous gentiles." The righteous men and women of every nation, according to the Torah, are blessed. Today, those who consciously try to keep the First, Universal, or Noahide Covenant are frequently called Noahides.

    [A scholarly conversation, including the articles Man of Faith and Man of Law and Legalism and Spirituality. Ten papers posted before January, 2007. Papers by Alan W. Cecil, Jeremy Lawson, Adam Penrod, Michael Dallen, and Rev. Jack E. Saunders]

    Biblical studies/Torah studies

    Suppose you come from the vast majority of humankind, the more than 99.75 percent of humanity which isn't Jewish. In Hebrew thinking, you're a gentile, a Noahide, one of the non-Hebrew descendants of Noah. One who studies the First Covenant sincerely, in order to do God's will, receives infinite blessing. According to the Torah, that person can attain the same heights of perfection as Israel's very High Priest.

    From Genesis to 9/11, Islam, Israel,
    and Amalek



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