[Avodah] FW: Yehareig velo ya'avor
JRich at Segalco.com
Fri Jun 26 06:18:07 PDT 2020
I posted on this issue here and on another list:
> If a Ben Noach [Noahide, i.e. non-Jew] is being forced to abrogate
> one of his 7 mitzvot, does he have a requirement to give up his life
> rather than comply? Presumably he is not directly covered by vechay
> bahem [you shall live in them].
I received this:
If you accept the authority of Rambam, this is black-letter law. See Sefer
Shoftim, Hilkhoth Mlakhim UMilxmotheyhem, Chapter 10, Paragraph 2: "A Ben-Noax
who is compelled to violate one of his commandments is allowed to do so
Jay F. ("Yaakov") Shachter
Thanks for the cite! If you check out the mishneh lmelech there he refers to the parshat drachim derech atarim ( drasha #2) who makes exactly the argument I proposed as why a ben noach would be required to give up his life rather than kill someone.
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