Righteous gentiles (Heb., ḥasidei ʾumōt haʿolām). Gentiles who keep the Noachide laws. They will have a share in the world to come (ʿOlam ha-Ba) when the messiah comes. More specifically, the term is used of those gentiles who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. There is an Avenue of the Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust Memorial, Yad Vashem, in Jerusalem.
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