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And Hashem said: I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and creeping thing, and fowl of the air; for I regret that I have made them.But Noach found grace in the eyes of Hashem. (SeferBeresheit 6:7-8) 1. The degeneration of humanity and Hashem’s […]
Noach (Noah) was a righteous person in an otherwise corrupt generation. The depravity ran the gamut from theft and violence to idolatry and adultery. G-d spoke to Noach about His plans to eradicate mankind, which was thoroughly incorrigible. He instructed Noach to build an ark, whose dimensions and manner of construction He communicated. G-d would […]
Noach had been instructed to gather one pair of every non-kosher animal and seven pairs of every kosher animal. (That’s fourteen Guernsey cows and fourteen gazelles, not two or seven. Lots of people miss that.) He was also instructed to take seven pairs of each bird. Noach was 600 years old when he accomplished all […]
The flood raged for forty days. It covered the mountains and tossed the ark around. Everything on Earth perished except for the people and animals that were safely ensconced inside the ark. It may have rained for a “mere” 40 days, but the waters continued to churn for 150. At that time, G-d gave special […]
G-d told Noach to take his family and the animals out of the ark. The animals were to be released to breed and replenish their populations, minus those surplus kosher animals that Noach had brought to offer as sacrifices of thanks to G-d. Noach’s actions pleased G-d, Who said that He would no longer curse […]
G-d forged a pact with Noach and his descendants, as well as with the animals and birds of the world. He committed not to strike the world with a universal flood ever again. As a sign of this commitment, G-d placed His rainbow in the clouds. The rainbow serves as a reminder that, while He […]
Noach’s three sons were named Shem, Cham (Ham) and Yefes (Japheth). Cham’s son was named Canaan. (Clearly, this was some time later, as Canaan was not yet born while they were on the boat.) Noach planted a vineyard and made wine. On one occasion, he became drunk and undressed in his tent. His son Cham […]
Back in the day, everyone spoke one language. (This makes sense, as everyone was descended from the three sons of Noach.) The people settled in the Shinar valley in what would later become Babylonia. There, they had what they thought was a spectacular idea: they conspired to build a city with a tower that would […]