Veteran shliach Rabbi Moshe Feller, Director of Upper Midwest Merkos Chabad Lubavitch opened the United States Senate on Tuesday, Gimmel Tammuz mentioning the fulfillment of one of the seven Noahide laws and praying that the merit of the Rebbe on the Yom Hilulo bless the country, which the Rebbe referred to as a “Country of kindness”.
Rabbi Feller has opened the senate many times and in 5749 the Rebbe asked that he share his prayers with other shluchim and leaders who open events with prayers. The Rebbe remarked that he liked the prayer which is the “opening” of the Senate session and especially the “opening of the opening” referring to the sheva mitzvos – the seven Noahide laws.
A functioning judicial system corresponds to malchut, the lowest sefira, which rules in supremacy but is selflessly devoted to public service. This is the responsibility of good government. Our sages state, “War comes to the world through the delay of justice, the perversion of justice, and the teaching of Torah not in accordance with Jewish Law”. (Avot 5:8) When both Jews and non-Jews can learn Torah without distortion of its halachic (Jewish legal) meaning, true peace becomes possible. This includes recognition of the principle that Jews can be judged only according to Torah law, no matter where in the world, and that non-Jews in Eretz Yisrael are considered according to the Seven Noahide Laws by the Jews there, with no sovereign jurisdiction of their own.