books for noahides

Recommended Reading for Noachides

Go(o)d for You:

Go(o)d for You: The Divine Code of 7 Noahide Commandments, from

The Divine Code: The Guide to Observing the Noahide Code, Revealed from Mount Sinai in the Torah of Moses. By Rabbi Moshe Weiner.

The ‘Shulchan Aruch’ or ‘Code of Law’ for Bnei Noach. This book explains the details of the Noahide Code, as the guide to observing G-d’s Will for mankind, revealed from Mt. Sinai in the Torah of Moses.

Seven Gates of Righteous Knowledge, Spiritual Knowledge and Faith for the Noahide Movement and All Righteous Gentiles, by Rabbi Moshe Weiner. Editor: Dr. Michael Schulman, Ph.D.

This work was inspired by the book Sefer HaMadah (The Book of Knowledge), which is the first volume of Mishneh Torah, by the great Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon (Maimonides, or Rambam). As the first part of his monumental codification of the Oral Torah, it explains the Torah's path to true and proper faith-based knowledge. What the world has been lacking until now is a parallel book written specifically for the fundamentals of faith that apply for Gentiles (Non-Jews), because much of the content of Rambam's work applies only for Jews. The essential points of our present book, and much of its text, have been taken from the universal parts of the holy words in Sefer Ha'Madah, Beyond that, we have added a great amount of background information and explanations to produce a book that is intended specifically for those who are, or who want to become, righteous and pious Gentiles - Noahides, in modern terms - in God's eyes. In this book, we have included many of the proper and righteous outlooks, character traits, and goals for life that will provide much-need guidance for Gentiles who are searching spiritually for an authentic personal connection with the One True God. In summary, this book presents the proper views and behaviors for Righteous Gentiles of any nationality or culture, and it will serve as the next milestone for the modern Noahide movement.

To Perfect the World The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Call to Teach the Noahide Code to All Mankind New, produced by Ask Noah International! Published under the auspices of Sichos in English. Compiled and translated by Rabbi Yehoishophot Oliver. Editor: Dr. Michael Schulman, Ph.D.

As a foremost global spiritual leader, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, emphasized that G-d commanded the Jewish people, through Moses at Mount Sinai, to influence the people of the world to observe the Torah’s Seven Noahide Commandments. This mandate was transmitted through the generations and codified by Maimonides (Rambam). Despite the key importance of this mission, Jews were unable to fulfill it during most of their difficult history. The Rebbe explained that by Divine Providence, the freedoms of religion and speech in our modern societies make it possible – and thus obligatory – for Jews to now be involved in spreading out this much-needed universal message. But was any guidance provided for how to pursue this? In fact, the Rebbe directly addressed the following questions, and more: What is the basis in Torah for this outreach? What is the pious faith for Gentiles in G-d’s eyes, and what parts of Torah should they learn? Who should be involved in this outreach? This book presents a systematic compilation of the Rebbe’s many teachings and directives for Jews, and Gentiles as well, about how to widely promote belief in G-d, observance of the Noahide Code, and acts of goodness and kindness.

The Theory & Practice of Universal Ethics - The Noahide Laws, by Rabbi Dr. Shimon Dovid Cowen.

Written by Rabbi Dr. Shimon Dovid Cowen The United States Congress President in 1991 endorsed a set of seven universal ethical principles, known as the Noahide Laws, as the "bedrock of society since the dawn of civilization." The first part of this book sets out the idea or theory of the Noahide laws - from spiritual, philosophical, psychological, social and political perspectives. It includes letters from international statesmen. The second part of the book presents the concrete conduct or practice of the Noahide laws. This precise task proceeds from extensive research into the Tradition of commentary on the Revelation at Sinai, of which the Noahide laws (already previously the moral covenant of humanity, but which were authoritively restated at Sinai) form a part.

Kabbalah and Meditation for the Nations, by Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh

Ours is the first generation in modern times to understand the truly universal human condition and to seek to bring all peoples of the earth together in peace and harmony. We are the first generation to truly understand that we are faced with the challenge of either inhabiting our planet harmoniously or not inhabiting it at all. Filling our future is the fundamentalism that threatens to pit one religion against another. But, our different relationships and understandings of G-d should not be the reason for conflict but the source of goodwill in building our relationships with one another and our ability to understand others. The covenant with the Jewish people was not the first made between the Almighty and mankind. Before the revelation at Mt. Sinai, G-d commanded Adam and then made a covenant with Noah, giving them the guidelines for the universal religion of mankind. The most well-known part of this covenant is the seven universal commandments, or the Seven Noahide Laws. For this reason, Judaism and Jews do not proselytize, but rather seek to guide the nations of the world in developing their own relationship with the Almighty and implementing these potentially unifying laws of basic human nature. This book offers you a glimpse into the tremendous mystical power and meaning of G-d's covenant with humanity and the Seven Noahide Laws, as explained in Kabbalah. It focuses on their spiritual and inner dimensions and inspires a deeper look at our best hope for achieving world peace and a better future for all beings. Sample Chapters at:

Recommended Prayers for Noahide Community Services and Personal Worship

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Artscroll’s Stone Edition “Tanach” (The Jewish Bible).

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Light Onto the Nations: A Guide to the Seven Noahide Laws
Light Onto the Weekly Torah Portions: Insights on the weekly Torah portions for Noahides
The Key to Real Happiness: How to bring real Happiness and joy into your Life

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A Small Guide For A Beautiful Planet

by Rabbi Tzvi Freeman

Handbook of Jewish Thought,
Volumes 1 and 2,
by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan.
Published by Moznaim.

A thought provoking text discussing important ideas unfamiliar to the average person, that form the backbone of Judaism. It includes knowledge of how Judaism came to be and how it functions. 

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In 1834, Rabbi Tobias Goodman of London published a book called ‘Emunas Israel’ or ‘The Faith of Israel’ – scroll down to number 124. The Fourth Treatise is entitled: ‘On the Seven Precepts commanded to the Sons of Noah’ (page 114).

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Their Hollow Inheritance: A comprehensive refutation of christian missionaries.

By Michoel Drazin

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The Seven Laws of Noah
by Rabbi Dr Aaron Lichtenstein.
Z Berman Books, 1981.
A Light Unto the Nations (Or La’Amim) by Rabbi Yoel Schwartz. Yeshivat D’var Yerushalayim, 1988.

You Are My Witnesses (V’atem Eydai) by Rabbi Yoel Schwartz. Yeshivat D’var Yerushalayim. Free download here.

The Seven Colors of the Rainbow:
Torah Ethics for Non-Jews
by Rabbi Yirmeyahu Bindman
New 2018
Turning to Torah:
The Emerging Noachide Movement
by Kim Hanke.
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Finding the God of Noah:

The Spiritual Journey of a Baptist Minister From Christianity to the Laws of Noah,

by Rev. J. David Davis.

The book ‘Israel et l’Humanité’ by Rabbi Elijah Benamozeg was published in 1914 in French.

An English translation was published in 1995 by Maxwell Luria:

Elijah Benamozegh: Israel and Humanity.

Mishneh Torah, Hilchos Melachim (Laws of Kings) by Rabbi Moses Maimonides (Rambam) (The  section on the laws of Noah is found starting at Chapter 8, section 11  continuing until the end of Chapter 10. The next two chapters are about the Messiah and are also of interest to Noachides.) (Complete online book  for free!)

Encyclopedia Talmudica, Vol. 4
(see entries ‘Ben Noach’ and ‘Ger Toshav’)
Published by Encyclopedia Talmudica, Jerusalem.

Noahide Children's Books

The Colorful Rainbow Dream
by Dr. Daphne M. Cohen
(A children’s book for Noahides)

Seven Laws of Noah: G-d’s plan for living a good life, by Rabbi Yerachmiel Altman

(A children’s book for Noahides)

Jewish Bibles

The Living Torah, by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan (There is also the ‘Living Nach’.)

Artscroll’s Stone Edition of the Tanach
Gutnick Edition Chumash
The Complete Tanach (Jewish Bible) with Rashi English translation of the entire Tanach with Rashi’s commentary. The translation is the authoritative Judaica Press version, edited by the esteemed translator and scholar, Rabbi A.J. Rosenberg. (Complete online book  for free!)

Hebrew Books about the Noachide Laws:

Sefer Sheva Mitzvot HaShem (“The Book of Seven Divine Commandments”), Volume 1 & 2. – The New comprehensive codification of the Noahide Commandments.

Kol Boei Olam (כל באי העולם) compiled by Rabbi Chaim Miller. Published by Vaad Migola L’Geulah Brooklyn  N.Y. 1999.  – the  Lubavitcher Rebbe’s teachings of Noachide Halacha and Hashkafa

Sefer Mitzvot HaShem by Rabbi Yonoson Steif

Thirty Commandments According to R. Samuel ben Hofni by A. Greenbaum, Published in Hebrew, Sinai, 1973

Sefer Asarah Ma’amarot (ספר עשרה מאמרות) by Rabbi Menachem Azaria de Fano (רבנו מנחם עזריה מפאנו)  (Amsterdam 1649). This book lists a version of the 30 noachide commandments.