… return the world to the moral and ethical values contained in the Seven Noahide Laws…
—US Public Law No: 102-14
Rep. Michel, Robert H. [R-IL-18] (Introduced 01/31/1991)
House - Post Office and Civil Service
03/20/1991 Became Public Law No: 102-14.
One Hundred Second Congress of the United States of America
AT THE FIRST SESSION
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Thursday, the third day of January,
one thousand nine hundred and ninety-one
To designate March 26, 1991, as `Education Day, U.S.A.’.
Whereas Congress recognizes the historical tradition of ethical values and principles which are the basis of civilized society and upon which our great Nation was founded;
Whereas these ethical values and principles have been the bedrock of society from the dawn of civilization, when they were known as the Seven Noahide Laws;
Whereas without these ethical values and principles the edifice of civilization stands in serious peril of returning to chaos;
Whereas society is profoundly concerned with the recent weakening of these principles that has resulted in crises that beleaguer and threaten the fabric of civilized society;
Whereas the justified preoccupation with these crises must not let the citizens of this Nation lose sight of their responsibility to transmit these historical ethical values from our distinguished past to the generations of the future;
Whereas the Lubavitch movement has fostered and promoted these ethical values and principles throughout the world;
Whereas Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, leader of the Lubavitch movement, is universally respected and revered and his eighty-ninth birthday falls on March 26, 1991;
Whereas in tribute to this great spiritual leader, `the rebbe’, this, his ninetieth year will be seen as one of ‘education and giving’, the year in which we turn to education and charity to return the world to the moral and ethical values contained in the Seven Noahide Laws; and
Whereas this will be reflected in an international scroll of honor signed by the President of the United States and other heads of state:
Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
That March 26, 1991, the start of the ninetieth year of Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, leader of the worldwide Lubavitch movement, is designated as `Education Day, U.S.A.’.
The President is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Vice President of the United States and
President of the Senate.
The Seven Laws of Noah, also referred to as the Noahide Laws or the Noachide Laws, are a set of imperatives which, according to the Talmud, were given by God as a binding set of laws for the "children of Noah” – that is, all of humanity.
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The purpose of this court is to rule on the legal aspects of issues concerning Bnei Noah: biblical and internationally recognized principles as a basis for legal reciprocity in international law.
Chief Justice: Rabbi Yoel Schwartz
Rabbi Yoel Schwartz, received the blessing of leading hareidi -religious Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu to engage in the project of creating a court and infrastructure for B’nai Noah. Rabbi Schwartz is the Deputy Chancellor, Segan Av Beis din , of the nascent Sanhedrin.
He is also the Chief Justice, Av Beit Din , of this court, the Special Court for Matters Concerning Bnei Noah, known in Hebrew as Beit Din L’inyanei Bnei Noach , or BDBN.
This court has been set up to serve the needs of B’nei Noach worldwide.
Judaism does not view itself as a universal religion, instead it sees itself as a national faith.
This is understood within the context of the Jewish teaching that there are seventy nations or groups of people in the world.
Each group of people must develop its own form of worship, unique to its own character.
There is however a basic minimum common to all proper faiths, and this is the Noahide teachings.
The Sanhedrin, through this court, is required to play a role in helping to clarify these most basic teachings, and each group of people in turn must set up its own religious court to expand, develop and adapt these laws to fit the needs of its community of believers.
At this point, the council will not serve as a adjudicating body, and will only serve to clarify halachic issues concerning the Bnai Noah.
The court accepts requests for halachic rulings from B’nei Noach throughout the world.
Rabbi Steinsaltz called for an extensive project to be undertaken to help B’nai Noah in the nitty-gritty details of the observance of the religion.
“A Shulhan Arukh [Jewish Law Code] for B’nai Noah must be written so that the individual can have guidance as to what to do,” Steinsaltz said, referring to the compendium of practical Jewish law written by Rabbi Yosef Karo of Tzfat in the 1560’s that is still used today.
The current attempt to re-institute semicha and re-establish a Sanhedrin is the the sixth attempt in the last five hundred years, but unlike previous attempts, for the first time there seems to be wide consensus among the leading Torah sages living in the Land of Israel for the pressing need for such an institution at this time.
Rabbi Dov Levanoni explained the steps leading up to the most recent attempt to renew the institution of semichah in 2004, through a consensus of hundreds of the most influential and scholarly Rabbis living in the Land of Israel.
Rabbi Yaakov Beirav and Rabbi Yosef Karo laid an excellent halachic foundation for understanding this teaching of Maimonides, the current attempt to re-establish the Jewish Sanhedrin has tried to learn from previous attempts and avoid some of the pitfalls.
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In conclusion, our aspiration is that:
—this declaration may constitute an invitation to reconciliation and fraternity among all believers, indeed among believers and non-believers, and among all people of good will.
—this declaration may be an appeal to every upright conscience that rejects deplorable violence and blind extremism, an appeal to those who cherish the values of tolerance and fraternity that are promoted and encouraged by religions.
—this declaration may be a witness to the greatness of faith in God that unites divided hearts and elevates the human soul.
—this declaration may be a sign of the closeness between East and West, between North and South, and between all who believe that God has created us to understand one another, cooperate with one another and live as brothers and sisters who love one another.
This is what we hope and seek to achieve with the aim of finding a universal peace that all can enjoy in this life.