United Noahide Academies® – A project of A.N.I.

United Noahide Academies® (UNA)

UNA is a multifaceted program to provide resources for worldwide study of the Noahide Code, and to organize and facilitate local study groups.

The foundation for these studies is provided by these landmark publications authored by Rabbi Moshe Weiner of Jerusalem:

Presently, email consultation is available for those who wish to learn at their own pace. There is no prerequisite for beginning. There are also growing numbers of affiliated local study groups, lead by Orthodox Rabbis or observant Noahides. For links to posted lessons from UNA and selected videos click here

The Director of Ask Noah International (ANI) and the United Noahide Academies® (UNA) project, Dr. Michael Schulman, is available for arranging interviews or speaking engagements. Inquiries may be placed through our Contact Us page.

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Approbation letters for Sheva Mitzvot HaShem (translated into English as The Divine Code)

HaGa’on Rabbi Zalman Nechemiah Goldberg o.b.m., who actively participated in the project and contributed content to the work Sheva Mitzvot Hashem. Rabbi Goldberg served for many years on the Supreme Rabbinical Court of Israel. He was the main editor of the Talmudic Encyclopedia, and he served as the yeshiva dean of the Lev Academic Center and head of the Shevet Mechokek yeshiva for rabbinic judges. Approbation

President of the Supreme Rabbinical Council of Israel and former Chief Sephardic Rabbi of Israel, Haga’on Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar: Approbation

Head of the Rabbinical Court of Greater Jerusalem, Haga’on Rabbi Yacov Eliezrov: Approbation

Former Head of the Rabbinical Courts of the Rabbinical Council of America and the Chicago Rabbinical Council, Haga’on Rabbi Gedalia Dov Schwartz o.b.m.: Approbation

Some of the prominent Rabbis who have endorsed AskNoah International

Rabbi Moshe Weiner, Jerusalem, Israel, Author of Sheva Mitzvot HaShem and The Divine Code, and Seven Gates of Righteous Knowledge: Approbation

Rabbi J. Immanuel Schochet o.b.m. (Toronto, Canada), author of books on teachings and history of the Chassidic movement, and recommended prayers for Noahides: Approbation

Rabbi Yonah Avtzon o.b.m., Director, Sichos in English (Brooklyn, NY): Approbation and Permission

Rabbi J. David Bleich, Yeshiva Univ., Cordoza School of Law (New York, NY)

Chief Rabbi of Russia, Rabbi Berel Lazar (Moscow)

Rabbi Eliyahu Touger (New York, NY)

Rabbi Emeritus Nachman M. Bernhard o.b.m. (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Noahide Declarations

Rabbi J. Immanuel Schochet accepted and supported the following position:

A Noahide declaration is a good thing for a Noahide to make. Even though it does not confer the Ger Toshav status in our days, it does validate that the declaring Noahide has moved up to the level of a Hasid (Pious) Noahide. However, the Lubavitcher Rebbe has said that appearing before a Beis Din (Orthodox Jewish court) is not necessary except as an official validation of the declaration.

The above principles are presented in Likkutei Sichos, Volume 26, Shemos, third Sicha of Parshas Yisro, pages 132-144. They are explained in more detail by Rabbi Moshe Weiner in his Preface to Sheva Mitzvot Hashem.

As explained by Rabbi Moshe Weiner:

A Noahide achieves the elevated spiritual status of Hasid Noahide based on his or her own personal faith, along with faithful observance of the Noahide Code based on the Torah of Moses. An official Noahide Declaration is not required. If a Noahide Declaration is made, it cannot be authentically validated by a Beis Din unless it is made in person.

To facilitate this for Hasid Noahides around the world, we have posted two alternatives for the text of a Noahide Declaration: (1) declared outside of the physical presence of a Beis Din, or (2) declared in the physical presence of a Beis Din. For these Declaration pages and necessary supporting information, click here.

Since the launch of the United Noahide Academies® project at the beginning of January 20’05, Noahide individuals may request to present a Noahide Declaration at a Beis Din recommended by Ask Noah. Please contact us through our Contact Us page for more information.