What is the Best Government Policy?

The Best Government Policy is to Promote the Noahide Code*

When seeking ways to assist countries suffering from famine, [etc.,] or to prevent war, the way to accomplish this is to promote observance of the Noahide Code, for this will bring us to merit an enduring, civilized world. In fact, observing this code nowadays will bring us the privilege of witnessing the [Messianic] era, about which Rambam speaks [at the conclusion of Mishneh Torah] – “that time.” This indicates that although it will be limited by the boundaries of time, it will be “that time” – the Messianic Era – about which it is written [by Rambam], “In that time there will be neither famine or war, envy or competition [for good will flow in abundance]… The occupation of the entire world will be solely to know G-d.”[1]

We also find Gentiles included at the outset of Mishneh Torah:

“[The foundation of foundations and the pillar of wisdom is to know that] there is a Primary Being who brought into being all existence; all the beings of the heavens, the earth, and what is between them.”[2]

This pertains not only to Jews, but to Gentiles as well.


*From the book To Perfect the World: The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Call to Teach the Noahide Code to All Mankind. Translated from Hisvaaduyos 5745, Vol. 3, pp. 1713-1716.

Footnotes:

[1] Maimonides (Rambam), Mishneh Torah, Laws of Kings 12:5.
[2] Ibid., Laws of the Foundations of the Torah 1:1.

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