(c) 2000 Dr Hendel; 1st appeared in Torah Forum (c) Project Genesis

Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2000 20:20:23 -0500 (EST)
From: Russell Hendel <  rhendel@mcs.drexel.edu>
Subject: Re: "A Light unto the Nations"?

In Torah Forum Volume 5 Number 53, someone wrote that some of the other
postings on reproducing were insulting and rude.

This already was answered by me in my posting on reproduction which cited 5
verses. To recap, Gen 9:1 and Gen 1:28 are a BLESSING to non-jews to be
fruitful and multiply. By contrast Gen 35:11 is a COMMANDMENT to jews to be
fruitful and multiply.

This is neither rude not insulting since Noachides only have 7 commandments
(mostly 'Do nots' while reproducing is a 'do'). Any noachide who wishes to
enter an 'obligated status' can simply convert (While Jews who do not like
their obligated status cannot leave).

Russell Hendel; Phd ASA
Moderator Rashi is Simple, http://www.shamash.org/rashi/