In Judaism, the Seven Laws of Noah (Hebrew: שבע מצוות בני נח, Sheva Mitzvot B’nei Noach), otherwise referred to as the Noahide Laws[1][2][3][4] or the Noachian Laws[1][5] (from the Hebrew pronunciation of “Noah“), are a set of imperatives which, according to the Talmud, were given by God as a binding set of universal moral laws for the “sons of Noah” – that is, all of Humanity.[1][2][4][5][6][7][8]

According to the Jewish law, non-Jews (gentiles) are not obligated to convert to Judaism, but they are required to observe the Seven Laws of Noah to be assured of a place in the World to Come (Olam Ha-Ba), the final reward of the righteous.[4][5][6][7][9][10][11] The non-Jews that choose to follow the Seven Laws of Noah are regarded as “Righteous Gentiles” (Hebrew: חסידי אומות העולם, Chassiddei Umot ha-Olam: “Pious People of the World”).[4][5][7][9][10][11]

The Seven Laws of Noah include prohibitions against worshipping idols, cursing God, murder, adultery and sexual immorality, theft, eating flesh torn from a living animal, as well as the obligation to establish courts of justice.[1][