As Jews, we have an obligation to ensure that society follows the universal human values articulated in the Seven Noahide laws
The tendency within traditional Judaism to view all non-Jews through the lens of the Noahide Laws
or Commandments is not sufficient.
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.
The Torah had yet to be given in Nimrod's time, but according to rabbinic tradition, the Noahide laws
were already known.
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.
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.
The Rebbe also encouraged the observance of the Seven Noahide Laws
, or the Seven Universal Laws, which are the basis of any decent and civilized society.
In the traditional sources, the seven Noahide laws
prohibit idolatry, blasphemy, bloodshed, sexual sins, theft, and eating from a living animal, and positively require the establishment of a system for the administration of justice to enforce the prohibitions.
23) The Jewish legal tradition contains a body of laws known as the Noahide laws
which pre-date the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai.
As we know, a non-Jew who does good deeds in fulfillment of the seven Noahide Laws
is considered a Hasid umot ha-olam and could also be among the lamed vavniks.
2) We may also assume his awareness of the Noahide laws
that extend these ethical concerns to prohibitions against the torture of animals, suicide, murder, and other injustices.