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Talmud 47b

The Master said, “If a man desires to become a proselyte… he is to be addressed as follows: ‘What reason have you for desiring to become a proselyte..’ and he is made aquainted with some of the major commandments.”

What is the reason? — In order that if he desires to withdraw let him do soLit., ‘that if he separates let him separate, for R. Helbo said: ProselytesE.V. stranger areas hard for Israel [to endure] as a sorethey will be like a sore, because it is written in Scripture , And the proselyte shall join himself with them, and they shall cleave to the house of JacobCF Kid, 70b, Did. 13a infra. 109b An influx of proselytes tend lower the moral standards of Judaism. ‘He is informed of the sin [of neglect of the commandment of] Gleanings, the Forgotten Sheaf, the Corner and the Poor Man’s Tithe.’

What is the reason? R. Hiyya b, Abba replied in the name of R. Johanan: Because a Noachide would rather be killed than spend so much as a perutahthe smallest coin which is not returnable Hence he is informed of the laws of yearly gifts to the poor. On learning of the Israelite’s financial obligations to the causes of charity would either resign himself to the inevitable or withdraw altogether from his intended conversion.. He is not, however, to be persuaded or dissuaded too much. R. Eleazar said: What is Scriptual proof? – It is written, and when saw that she was steadfastly minded to go with her she left off speaking unto her. We are forbidden, Naomi told Ruth, [to move on the Sabbath beyond the] Sabbath boundariesA distance of two thousand cubits in every direction from one’s town, abode or resting place which one is permitted to move on the Sabbath.! — ‘Whither thou goest‘  [the other replied] ‘I will go’

‘We are forbidden private meeting between man and woman’

Where thou lodgest, I will Lodge.’ – ‘Thy people shall be my people.’ ‘We are forbidden idolatry!’ – ‘And thy God my God.’ ‘We have been commanded 613 commandments!’

Four modes of death penalties for various offenses. were entrusted to Beth din ‘Where thou diest, I will die‘ ‘Two graveyard were placed at the disposal of the Beth’ – And there will I be buried. Presently she saw that she was steadfastly minded etc.

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