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Noach (Noah)


Genesis 6:9 to 11:32 The stories of Noah and the Tower of Babel document the corruption and evil that had taken over the earth. This week’s text tells of God’s response. The Torah tells us that “the earth became corrupt before God, the earth was filled with violence, and God saw how corrupted the earth […]

Noach – Torah In Haiku

Noach was righteous … But still he wasn’t chosen … To be the first Jew —   Noach is called “Ish Tzadik” a righteous man, in his generation (Genesis 6:9). But it will be ten generations before God calls on Abraham to be the first monotheist (Genesis 12:1-3). At first glance it seems strange – […]

Noach (Noah)


Genesis 6:9 to 11:12 The Eternal saw a world filled with wickedness and acted to remove the evil with a flood After the flood God presented mankind with a series of laws (Noahide Laws) to help create a better world. Since my last Torah message I observed two, seemingly unrelated events; the massive flooding in […]

Va-y’chi (And he lived)

A look at the book of Genesis

Genesis 47:28 to 50:26 As finish the book of Genesis, I look back at the major people we have observed and see what we can learn from their lives. This week’s parsha begins with these words: “Jacob lived in the land of Egypt for 17 years; Jacob’s days – the years of his life – […]

Noach – Torah in Haiku

The waters subside … But Noach won’t leave the ark … Until G-d says “Go” — A plain reading of the text suggests even after Noach knew the flood waters had subsided and the ground was dry, he remained in the ark and did not leave until commanded by G-d.From Genesis 8:11-16 And the dove […]

Noah (A righteous man)

Noah's Ark

Genesis 6:9 to 11:12 Noah shines as a character of “good” in a corrupt world. However, Torah shows Noah’s faults. How should we view this flawed character? “Noah was a righteous man, in his generation he was above reproach; Noah walked with God.” (Gen. 6:9) These words are our introduction to the man that God […]

Noach (Noah)

Noach (Noah)

Noach – Genesis 6:9 to 11:32 – In the Torah Noah is called a “righteous man in his generation.” How does he compare to his contemporaries and to the Torah’s other righteous men – Abraham and Moses? ———— “This is Noah’s chronicle. Noah was a righteous man; in his generation, he was above reproach. Noah […]

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