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Question: The following text from just before the flood seems to imply that G‑d did something wrong, was sorry for it, and surprised by its happening: "And the L-rd repented that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him in His heart. And the L-rd ...
The Difference between the Generation of the Flood and the Generation of the Dispersal
Theology can at times be more challenging than keeping Shabbat, avoiding non-kosher food and the other mitzvot that govern our lives. We too are challenged by our faith system...
When your fellow is but a mirror of yourself, and when he's actually a window...
Is it always the case that when you see a flaw in someone else it is actually your own flaw you are seeing? Must that always we so? A look at the story of Noah's drunkenness holds the key to the answer.
Noah entered an ark to escape the mighty waters. Where is our ark?
What was Noah's plan that offered him solace, hope, and rescue?
If the Torah's description of Noah's righteousness can be understood both ways, why do the sages propose a negative interpretation?
G-d said to Noah: Come, you and your household, into the ark (7:1) The Hebrew word for ark, 'teivah', also means 'word'. "Come into the word", says the Almighty, enter within the words of prayer and Torah study. Here you will find a sanctuary of wisdom, m...
An Essay on Noach
Ascending in holiness is not a simple matter. It involves an intrinsic danger, to which Noah fell prey. When one is occupied with a world that is entirely holy, he lives in it alone, and he is liable to forget that there are other people that exist in the...
After the flood, G‑d promised Noah that He would never again bring a flood that would destroy the world. A rainbow is a reminder of this covenant that G‑d made with Noah, his descendants, and all living creatures. Therefore, upon seeing a rainbow in the s...
Do sermons really work? Can the words of any one individual really have an effect on the way people live their lives? Is anyone out there actually listening? (Reading?) Rabbis are probably unrealistic when they anticipate dramatic results from their sermo...
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