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Day: October 19, 2023

The Shelter for Safety: The Seven Noahide Laws

The Shelter for Safety: The Seven Noahide Laws

The Seven Noahide Laws provide a source of guidance and relief in times of anxiety. In times of anxiety, it is typical to seek solace in faith and spirituality. The 7 Noahide laws have been given by G-d to Noah after the flood. These laws are the foundation of human civilization. While the 7 Noahide laws do not explicitly address anxiety, they can provide a framework for leading a meaningful and fulfilling life.

This means acknowledging the existence of G-d who cares about His world. Respecting the value of human life and avoiding murder. Respecting the life of all creatures and avoiding cruelty to animals. Respecting the property of others and avoiding theft. Establishing courts of law and ensuring justice in our world.

By following these laws, one can cultivate a sense of faith and Divine meaning in life, which can help alleviate anxiety. Additionally, spiritual acts such as prayer and charity, can help reduce stress and promote inner peace.

Ultimately, finding relief from anxiety depends on a personal effort; however, the Noahide Laws can be a valuable part of that journey, offering spiritual support during difficult times. The belief in divine providence is part of the first Noahide commandment- not to worship idols. Despite the huge amount of evil in the world, there is nothing besides Him.

Faith in G-d can provide comfort and hope during times of war. It can help people cope with adversity by encouraging them to reframe events through a hopeful lens, fostering a sense of connectedness. In addition, we all have to pray for peace and wisdom that will be found at the highest level in the coming redemption by King Moshiach.

*This is from a series of articles by Rabbi Bernstein Moshe.