On this site, we hope to be able to share with you the beauty and simplicity of Being Noahide.
Nearly 20 years ago, I was going through the process of converting to Judaism. That is to say, I was working towards becoming a Jew. This involved living in a Jewish community, attending synagogue, keeping kosher, learning to pray, and much much more.
However, as I neared the end of the process, and became more familiar with the Torah, I realized what I was doing would fundamentally change my very nature – from being a Noahide (i.e. a non-Jew) to being a Jew – and that going through this change would be a one-way process, which I could never undo if I ever changed my mind.
Reflecting upon this, I realized that while I had very thoroughly studied what I would be changing into, I had very little idea what I was changing from. And, many questions occurred to me: What is a Noahide, exactly? How does a Noahide serve God? What is a Noahide actually obligated to do, from the Torah? What would a Noahide community look like? What is the role of Noahides in the world? Why did God create both Jews and non-Jews?
In short, what would Being Noahide actually entail?
I had no answer to these, and many other, fundamental questions. And, even more surprisingly, neither did the many Jews and Rabbis that I posed with these questions!
So, I paused my conversion process, with the intent of returning and completing it at a later date, and set out to discover what it means to serve God as a Noahide. And, over the last 20 years, what I’ve discovered is a way of life which had been almost entirely forgotten by humanity – both Jew and non-Jew alike. A way of life which is both beautifully practical, intellectually fulfilling, and deeply spiritual.
So, on this site, I hope we can share with you some of what Being Noahide is all about. Hopefully it will be helpful… and perhaps also a little entertaining.