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On The Mitzvot of Non-Jews: An Analysis of Avodah Zarah 2B-3A

by Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on July 5, 2016)
Topics: Avodah Zarah, Halakha & Modernity, Nezikin, Non-Jews & Other Religions, Talmud

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Non-Jews are commanded to observe the seven Noahide laws. A logical corollary of this is that they are to be rewarded for their performance of these mitzvot, and held liable for transgressing them. This assumption, however, is brought into question by the sugyah around the statement of Rav Yosef in Avodah Zara 2B-3A (paralleled in Bava Kama 35a)…

This article was originally published in the Milin Havivin, Vol 1. To read the full article, click here.