(c) 2000 Dr Hendel; 1st appeared in Bais Medrash (c) Torah.Org

Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 00:13:29 -0400 (EDT)
From: Russell Hendel <  rhendel@mcs.drexel.edu>
Subject: Re: Geirim Included/Excluded From Mitzvahs

Leah in Bais Medrash Volume 2 Number 23 asks:
<  <  Why does Devarim 14.21 say we may not eat any carcass (n'veilah), but we
may give it to a geir to eat, while in Vayikra 17.15 it says anyone,
including a geir, who eats n'veilah is tumei? I am a 17-year ba'al teshuva
with a passion for anti-missionary studies and dialogue and am trying to
determine the significance of the different Hebrew terms translated as
stranger, "sojourner," "foreigner," etc., and whether or not non-Jews>  >

This is fully discussed on the RashiYomi website. Visit
http://www.RashiYomi.Com/Ex23-12d.htm. Here is a brief synopsis

(a) The phrase "SOJOURNER IN YOUR GATES" refers to a righteous gentile (b)
The phrase "SOJOURNER" refers to a convert There are only 5 verses in the
Bible where it has the phrase SOJOURNER IN YOUR GATES

In the posting I discuss the difficult Mechilta on the Laws of Shabbath. I
also make the novel suggestion that non jews had a sort of 8th noachide law
to listen to the Reading of the Torah with respect (cf. Dt31-12 and the
obscure Rambam in Chagigah 3:6)

Russell Jay Hendel; Phd ASA
Moderator Rashi is SImple