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Monday, November 5, 2018

Halachic Times (Zmanim)
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Jewish History

On the 27th of Cheshvan of the year 1657 from creation (2104 BCE) "the earth dried" (Genesis 8:14) completing the 365-day duration of the great flood that wiped out all life on earth save for the eight human beings and and the animals (two of each species) in Noah's ark; on this day G-d commanded Noah to "Come out of the ark" and repopulate, settle and civilize the earth.

[See entry for Cheshvan 17 for a Chronology of the Flood.]

Links: Life in a Box; Lunar Flood, Solar Year; The Discovery of Planet Earth; Noach Parshah Page

Daily Thought

If G‑d had made a perfect world, what need would there be for wisdom?

So He left shattered parts for us to repair. And in doing so, we engage a wisdom deeper than that which fashioned the earth, the sun and the stars.