He determines that ger toshav is a gentile who observes the seven Noahide Laws
: "A person who accepts these seven mitzvot is a ger toshav.
Other chapters tell stories of King David's wisdom, messages he received from God through prophets, and a story of King David's interaction with Hiram, king of Tyre, where David advises him to observe the Noahide laws
. These new narratives are the most interesting parts of the work.
He was also reported in al-Quds as saying that if they, ]Gentiles [, don't agree to take on the Noahide Laws
, they should be expelled to Saudi Arabia.
Rabbi Yosef argued that only a Ger Toashav, a gentile who takes upon themselves the Seven Noahide Laws
, can live in Israel.
The tendency within traditional Judaism to view all non-Jews through the lens of the Noahide Laws
or Commandments is not sufficient.
They further his thinking that natural law never appears as universal, but is always articulated in the specific context of the positive law tradition within particular cultures, which in the case of Judaism, is the Noahide laws
Note three phenomena in these rulings: Maimonides ruled that the acceptance of the Noahide Laws
(sheva mitzvot) was a requirement for salvation; he shifted the language of the Tosefta and Talmud from "tzaddikim"--righteous ones--and substituted the noun "hasidim"--pious ones; and he added the caveat in the selection from the "Laws of Kings"--not found elsewhere--that the pious non-Jews must accept the seven Noahide Laws
as divinely revealed if they were to gain the next life's rewards.
Accordingly, not only will all the Jews of the world religiously observe God's Torah and commandments, but all non-Jews will observe the Seven Noahide Laws
as defined by the Sages of Israel.
The seven Noahide Laws
incumbent on all humanity, what we call "natural law," are traced to that ancient saga.
They say Adam was commanded (Genesis 2:16) to obey "Noahide laws
." They understood that violations of these laws incurred the punishment, each and every one, of hereg.
The Hebrew Bible, Jewish Talmud and Jewish Cabalistic writings instruct Jews to murder Christians and to impose the "Noahide Laws
" in the "End Times," which laws forbid Christianity on pain of death, because Jews consider Jesus to be an idol, and the Noahide Laws
forbid idol worship.
While these laws predate the Talmud, the major study of these Noahide laws
begins with the Babylonian Talmudic legal discussion of who was a resident-alien, the minimal requirements for citizenship in a Jewish state.