• Jewish Roots Of US Constitution

    From Steve Asher@3:800/432 to All on Sat Dec 3 03:23:55 2005
    For those having trouble comprehending the idea that the USA
    is a "noahide nation" founded on the "seven noahide laws",
    the article below by Prof. Paul Eidelberg is straight from the
    horse's mouth, so to speak.

    The "seven noahide laws" do not have their origins in the Bible,
    but are a rabbinical interpretation found in the Babylonian Talmud.

    These are the noahide laws, from Wikipedia...


    The seven laws are:

    1. Shefichat damim - Do not murder.
    2. Gezel - Do not steal/kidnap.
    3. Avodah zarah - Do not worship false gods/idols.
    4. Gilui arayot - Do not be sexually immoral (forbidden sexual acts
    are traditionally interpreted to include incest, sodomy, male
    homosexual sex acts and adultery)
    5. Birkat Hashem - Do not blaspheme.
    6. Dinim - Set up righteous and honest courts and apply fair
    justice in judging offenders and uphold the principles of the last
    7. Ever min ha-chai - Do not eat anything of the body of an
    unslaughtered animal (given to Noah)

    The Talmud also states: "Righteous people of all nations have a share
    in the world to come" (Sanhedrin 105a). Any non-Jew who lives
    according to these laws is regarded as one of "the righteous among the gentiles". Maimonides states that this refers to those who have
    acquired knowledge of God and act in accordance with the Noahide laws.

    Source: Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noahide_Laws

    "Laws" 3 and 5 are the one being used to "outlaw" Christmas, Christianity, Christ, as Jews and Noahides consider Jesus Christ to be a false god or
    idol, and those who worship Him to be idolaters and blasphemers.

    In rejecting Jesus Christ in favour of Judeonoahide "laws" as a means
    for righteousness, they are setting themselves up to accept the false
    Moshiach, whose number is six hundred three score and six.


    Jewish Roots of the American Constitution
    by Prof. Paul Eidelberg
    Nov 30, '05 / 28 Cheshvan 5766

    Historical Background

    No nation has been more profoundly influenced by the "Old Testament"
    than America. Many of America's early statesmen and educators were
    schooled in Hebraic civilization. The second president of the United
    States, John Adams, a Harvard graduate, had this to say of the Jewish

    The Jews have done more to civilize men than any other nation....
    They are the most glorious Nation that ever inhabited the earth. The
    Romans and their Empire were but a bauble in comparison to the Jews.
    They have given religion to three-quarters of the Globe and have
    influenced the affairs of Mankind more, and more happily than any
    other Nation, ancient or modern.

    The curriculum at Harvard, like those of other early American colleges
    and universities, was designed by learned men of "Old Testament"
    persuasion. Harvard president Mather (1685-1701) was an ardent
    Hebraist (as were his predecessors). His writings contain numerous
    quotations from the Talmud as well as from the works of Saadia Gaon,
    Rashi, Maimonides and other classic Jewish commentators.

    Yale University president Ezra Stiles discoursed with visiting rabbis
    on the Mishnah and Talmud. At his first public commencement at Yale
    (1781), Stiles delivered an oration on Hebrew literature written in
    Hebrew. Hebrew and the study of Hebraic laws and institutions were an
    integral part of Yale's, as well as of Harvard's, curriculum.


    The Higher Law doctrine of the Declaration of Independence is rooted
    in the Torah, which proclaims "The Laws of Nature and Nature's God,"
    and appeals to the "Supreme Judge" and "Providence" - terms lacking
    in Israel's Declaration of Independence.

    During the colonial and constitution-making period, the Americans,
    especially the Puritans, adopted and adapted various Hebraic laws for
    their own governance. The legislation of New Haven, for example, was
    based on the premise that "the judicial laws of God, as they were
    delivered by Moses, and as they are not ceremonial, shall generally
    bind all offenders...." Thirty-eight of the seventy-nine statutes in
    the New Haven Code of 1665 derived their authority from the Hebrew
    Bible. The laws of Massachusetts were based on the same foundation.

    The fifteen Capital Laws of New England included the "Seven Noahide
    Laws" of the Torah, or what may be termed the seven universal laws of

    Now, without minimizing the influence of such philosophers as Locke
    and Montesquieu on the framers of the American Constitution, America
    may rightly be deemed the first and only nation that was explicitly
    founded on the Seven Noahide Laws of the Torah. It should also be
    noted that the constitutions of eleven of the original thirteen
    states made provision for religious education. Some even had religious qualifications for office.


    The Supreme Court

    Just as the American Supreme Court is the final interpreter of the
    American Constitution, so the Great Sanhedrin is the final interpreter
    of the Jewish Constitution, the Torah.

    So, we see that the original American Constitution was very much
    rooted in Torah Judaism.


    Full article at "Arutz Sheva" / Israel National News http://www.israelnationalnews.com/article.php3?id=5817

    Cheers, Steve..

    * Origin: No to Noahides (3:800/432)