Torah Spirituality

Torah for the Nations

Who may study Torah? Keep Shabbat?
by Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Greenbaum

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"Who is that Goy?" seeks answers to whether different categories of "non-Jews" may study Torah and observe Shabbat through clarifying different halakhic statuses that would apply in different cases based on sources in the Hebrew Bible (TaNaKh), Talmud, the later halakhic authorities with particular reference to the comprehensive Mishneh Torah law code of Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, “RaMBaM”, Rabbi Moses Maimonides, and the teachings of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov. Information on all rabbinical sage and sources quoted is given in an Index of Sages and Sources.


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"Shalom and thank you Rabbi Greenbaum so much for this teaching. I listened to your Captive Child teaching earlier today and found myself weeping because someone gave reason to what I sense within my soul. I've been told to take the Noahide route and it absolutely does not reaonate with my soul. Why would someone like me spontaneously begin questioning and seeking this path with no one steering me in this direction a decade ago? It is beyond becoming a Noahide. I am part of Israel. I yearn to connect with Judah and I love the Land and the One True God. I am looking forward to reading your books. Thank you!" -- C.G.