Recommended Reading

Readers say that the best book on the First Covenant — including the treasurehouse of knowledge called the Noahide Law, the Universal Torah — is The Rainbow Covenant: Torah and the Seven Universal Laws

You may wish to read what others have said about this myth-shattering, eye-opening book.

While some people like the pointed cartoons in the book (what are clever drawings doing in such a serious work? They help illustrate the message, people say), you can read some excerpts from the book.

[Unfortunately, what some readers call the book's best and most unique feature - the comprehensive source notes, citations, and supplemental commentaries, which make this book so useful for both beginners and scholars - are not available below.]

The Rainbow Covenant: torah and the seven universal laws
by Michael Dallen
Foreword by Rabbi Michael Katz
Published by Lightcatcher Books (Springdale, Arkansas) and the Rainbow Covenant Foundation (New York, New York), 2003
ISBN: 0-9719388-2-2
Library of Congress
Control Number: 2003102494

And God spoke unto Noah, and to Noah's children with him, saying, 'And as for Me, behold, I establish My covenant with you, and with your seed after you.' - Genesis 9:8-9

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Preface [p. i]
Foreword by Rabbi Michael Katz [p. vii]
Introduction [p. xi]

BOOK ONE - The Rainbow Covenant
1. The Permanent Revolution: Sinai [p. 3]
2. The Torah Revolution: Revolutionary Texts [19]
3. Written Law and Oral Law: The Other Torah [29]
4. The Rainbow Covenant: Wisdom for the World [39]
5. Revealed Law: Beginning Noahide Precepts [53]
6. Unfolding the Code: Theory and Practice [63]
7. Who Decides What? New Approaches [79]

BOOK TWO - The Seven Universal Laws
1. Common Principles [p. 91]
2. Dietary Laws [97]
3. Laws Against Larceny [129]
4. Sex Laws [153]
5. Laws Against Murder [185]
6. Laws Against Lawlessness [209]
7. Laws Against Sacrilege [227]
8. Laws Against Idolatry [267]
Appendix - Revolutionary Doctrine: Israel’s Thirteen Principles of Faith [313]
Sources and Materials [329]
Index [p. 343]
About the Author [353]

Hardcover, illustrated, including endnotes, appendices (Israel's Thirteen Principles of Faith - 14 pp. - and Sources and Materials, guide to further study - 14 pp.), and index, 392 pp.
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