Allan Richter received his Doctor of Law (JD) degree from Temple University in 1976. He then pursed his interest in the law of Moses and its relationship to American legal theory. Richter founded an Orthodox sponsored Talmud (Biblical Law) study group and took formal continuing legal education in Talmud. He also concentrated self study in legal theory, legal philosophy, Jewish law and religion. He has taught law at the college level. Dr. Richter recognizes the authority of the Orthodox Rabbinate. As pointed out by Rabbi Schnerson, at no other point in modern history were Jews able to reach out to gentiles "as a light unto the nations". On questions of Israel's Torah obligations the Orthodox Rabbinate must render decisions for Israel, however the details of the Universal Law are ultimately for each nation to determine for itself.
The foundation for Dr. Richter's studies of the Noahide Code was provided by the publication, Sheva Mitzvot Ha Shem (Seven Divine Commandments), compilled in Hebrew by Rabbi Moshe Weiner of Jerusalem and published in English as "The Divine Code". The text was submitted for review by the world-renowned rabbinic authority Rav Zalman Nechemiah Goldberg, member of the Supreme Rabbinical Court of Israel, who examined the full text in detail and granted his approbation. The text also enjoys the approbations from the current Chief Rabbis of Israel, Rav Sholomo Moshe Amar and Rav Yona Metzger, Rav Yakov Y. Eliezrov, Head of the Rabbinical Court of Greater Jerusalem, Rav Gedalia Dov Scchwartz, Av Beit Din for Both the Chicago Rabbinical Council (CRC) and the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA), and Rav Jacob I. Schochet of Toronto,
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WHEREAS...these ethical values and principles have been the bedrock of society from the dawn of civilization, when they were known as the Seven Noahide Laws; Whereas without these ethical values and principals the edifice of civilization stands in serious peril of returning to chaos .... Joint Resolution of the United States Congress, March 20th 1991.
Allan Richter with Yakov David Cohen, Pres. Institute of Noahide Code at The Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Global Ethics: Summit of Parliamentarians at the United Nations. The Role of Parliaments for Promoting the Culture of Peace and Implementing the SDG's.