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Rebbe’s Letter to a Gentile Insisting on Converting to Judaism

Historic Treasures by Rabbi Sholom Ber Schapiro: The Rebbe's opinion on teaching the Sheva Mitzvot B'nei Noach (Seven Noahide Laws) and how it didn't conflict with the Rebbe's strong opinion against conversion to Judaism as evident in a letter to a woman. Video

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Against conversions?
October 22, 2020 10:43 pm

the rebbe was against conversions? How come?

Surely the Rebbe valued the Gerei Tzedek
Reply to  Against conversions?
October 23, 2020 2:58 am

Each case had to be evaluated on an individual basis. In general wholesale conversions were not encouraged as most people can fulfill their holy mission in the status in which they were created. Only certain unique individuals are born as non Jews with a Jewish soul.

Halacha
October 23, 2020 8:10 am

While this may be, there are halachos involved in how we should treat geirim. Those already comverted must be treated with respect.

Rabbi S.B, Schapiro
October 23, 2020 3:32 pm

b’h b’h The focus of the program was clearly on the importance of the 7Nohaide Laws and our obligation to promote them – something which the Rebbe had mentioned many times throughout the decades, ever since he introduced this revolutionary campaign during a farbreingen celebrating his 80th birthday. The point which I wanted to make clear – was the obligation on Jews to promote and teach these laws to all non-Jews. A non-Jew living by these 7 G-d-given Laws is considered a righteous gentile. This is the ideal. The number of B’nei Noach in the world is growing and it… Read more »

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