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A flier serving as a follow-up to the previous one on the need to abolish Xmas celebration by gentiles:
Campaign to abolish X-mas continues
Fliers now available at reduced price:
$0.15 per flier.
[phone number withheld]/www.noahide.com
More reasons the Torah obligates all Jews in this campaign:
• "...There no longer exists even a remote doubt of any danger involved with spreading the Noahide Laws...". Consequently, the Jewish people must now become totally involved to the maximum of their capacity and effort to fulfill the Torah obligation to teach and transform all gentiles throughout the world. Anyone who seeks to exempt himself from this mitzvah, claiming he is already busy with other mitzvahs (ahavas Yisroel, etc.), is, in effect, throwing off the yoke of heaven. "This is the opposite of Torah, and is neither a benefit for him nor for those [Jews] whom he is helping—and utilizing—to exempt himself from kabbalas ol malchus shamayim [accepting the yoke of heaven]!"
(Lubavitcher Rebbe, Sefer Hisvaduyos, Purim, 1987)
• "Moshe Rabbeinu was commanded from the mouth of the Al-mighty to force all the inhabitants of the earth to accept the commandments that were commanded upon the descendants of Noah."
(Rambam, Mishneh Torah, Laws of Kings 8:10)
• Christianity, moreover, is absolute idolatry, not shittuf (partnership of deities), based on at least two of its beliefs (held almost universally by the estimated 1.9 billion Christians worldwide): (1) That the other two members of the "trinity" are of equal power and stature to Hashem (G-d forbid!), and (2) that the physical world is primarily under the dominion of the Satan, who is in an actual state of rebellion against G-d (G-d forbid!). Christianity, therefore, does not fit the definition of shittuf given by the Lubavitcher Rebbe ("Mayim Rabim," Sefer Hama'amarim vol. 1, pp. 51-62; 1957).
• The Rambam, indeed, officially rules in three places that Christianity is idolatry and thus forbidden to gentiles (Mishneh Torah, Hilchos Ma'achalos Asuros 11:7 and Hilchos Avodas Kochavim 9:4; commentary on Mishnah, Avodah Zarah 1:3), and implies the same in a fourth place (Hilchos Melachim 11:4) (Note: these texts are censored from the standard editions of these works). The Rambam further rules that any religion which would believe in shittuf would also be prohibited to gentiles (Hilchos Melachim 9:2).
• According to the Nodah Biyhudah,* the Rama agrees with the Rambam that any religion of shittuf would be forbidden to gentiles (nor did the Rama ever indicate that Christianity was shittuf rather than idolatry).
* Nodah Biyhudah - Mahdura Tinyasa 148
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