In 1983, the Rebbe expanded his outreach campaign
beyond the Jewish community to embrace all of mankind.
He instructed his Chassidim to introduce the world
to the Torah’s universal guide to life for all of mankind.
In his talks that year, the Rebbe explained that
in addition to its function as a blueprint for Jewish living, there
is also a universal side to Torah law: seven principles, addressed
to all inhabitants of earth, which establish a code of civilized
and moral behavior predicated upon a belief in G-d.
As G-d’s “light unto the nations,”
it had always been the Jew’s mission to bring all peoples
of the world to a belief in G-d. For many centuries, however, the
circumstances of our exile did not allow this to be done. Now, said
the Rebbe, is the time to revitalize this long-dormant aspect of
our role as a people.