Israel

Chief Rabbi: Gentiles Must Follow Torah to Remain in Israel

PikiWiki_Israel_4204_Sefer_Torah_from_Theresienstadt_concentration_campIsrael’s Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef on Saturday preached that if Gentiles want to live in the Land of Israel, they need to accept and obey those portions of the Torah that are relevant to them. In the weekend sermon, Yosef insisted that “according to Jewish law, gentiles should not live in the Land of Israel.” However, an exception could be made for those who “agree to take on the seven Noahide Laws” and serve Israel. The Noahide Laws are a portion of the Torah commandments that deal with faith in God, blasphemy, murder, sexual immorality, theft and certain kosher requirements. Read More