NO BLASPHEMY

In general, blasphemy may be described as consisting in speaking evil of the Diety with an impious purpose to derogate from the divine majesty .... it is purposely using words concerning G-d calculated and designed to impair and destroy the reverence, respect, and confidence due to Him as the intelligent creator, governor, and judge of the world. It embraces the idea of detraction when used toward the Supreme Being, as "culumny" usually carries when applied to an individual.

8 Sub-Laws of the Laws of Blasphemy According to

Rabbi Dr. Aaron Lichtenstein;

[2 Negative, 6 Positive]

  1. “To acknowledge the existence of G-d.”

    Positive  Mitzvah 1
    Exodus 20:3 “You shall have no other gods besides Me”

  2. “To fear G-d.”

    Positive  Mitzvah 4
    Exodus 20:3 “You shall have no other gods besides Me”

  3. “To pray to Him.”

    Positive  Mitzvah 5
    Leviticus 19:4 “Do not make gods out of metal, for yourselves”

  4. “To sanctify G-d’s name [in face of death, where appropriate].”

    Positive  Mitzvah 9
    Exodus 20:20 “Do not make with Me gods of silver, neither shall you make for yourselves gods of gold”

  5. “Against desecrating G-d’s name [even in face of death, when appropriate].” “Chillul HaShem”

    Negative Mitzvah 63
    Exodus 20:5 “Do not bow down to them”

  6. “To study the Torah.”

    Positive  Mitzvah 11
    Exodus 20:5 “Do not worship them”

  7. “To honour the scholars, and to revere one’s teacher.”

    Positive  Mitzvah 209
    Leviticus 18:21 “Do not give any of your children to set them apart to Molech”

  8. “Against blaspheming.,” “Birkat HaShem”

    Negative Mitzvah 60
    Leviticus 19:31 “Do not turn to mediums”

Especially now in these turbulent times, when so many people everywhere feel pressured and unsettled as a result of the global financial crisis, it is more important than ever to focus on the most important part of life: the spiritual integrity of human beings before G-d and the desire of the Creator to bestow all blessings on humanity through the full and complete redemption. At the same time, for the sake of children and youth around the world, it is critical that the representatives of the nations affirm and commit publicly to the basic premise, that people respect the very core fabric of life given by the Creator, which the Seven Universal Laws of Noah represent.  - Rabbi YD Kohen