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Teaching a non-jew Torah

Question:

What are the parameters of the mitzvah not to teach a non-jew Torah? What should one do when a non- jew says “the Torah says you can’t do ___” and it’s false, can you refute them?

Answer:

It is permitted to answer a non-Jew who asks a question, and it isn’t considered teaching him Torah, since it isn’t in a permanent, organized way. Therefore it isn’t included in the prohibition, not to teach them Torah We see numerous times in the gemora that non-Jews asked the Tanain and Amoraim question and they answered them.

Best wishes

Sources:

See Avoda Zara 30a,  Babba Basra 10b, Sanhedrin 90b, Turei Even Chagiga 13a, Toldos Noach 10-14.

 

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