Genesis 6:9-11:32


In this Torah portion, God punishes the wicked in the world by causing a giant flood. God saves Noah and his family, who will repopulate the world. We are also introduced to Abram and his wife, Sarai.

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Noah's Ark
Noah’s Ark

Text Studies

Social Action and Environmentalism

Biblical Affirmative Action
lan Haber and Avi Weinstein, Hillel
Towering Over Others
Rabbi Matt Carl, AJWS
The Children of Noah
Rabbi Neal J. Loevinger, KOLEL
From Noah to Abraham
Rabbi James Maisels, AJWS
A Common Language
Leslie Bergson & Mary Baron, URJ
The Earth Was Filled With Violence
Daniel Bloom, AJWS
Protecting Biodiversity
Rabbi David Rosenn,
A Paradigm of Environmental Consciousness
Shimshon Stuart Siegel, Canfei Nesharim

From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

God Of Jews, God Of Humanity
Rabbi Bradley Artson, American Jewish University
The Miraculous Nature of Covenant
Rabbi Shimon Felix, Bronfman Youth Fellowships
Accessing God In A Man-Made World
Ismar Schorsch, Jewish Theological Seminary
Noah In His Generation
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, Jewish Outreach Initiative
Lessons Of The Flood
Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald, Orthodox Union
Flooded With Violence
Rabbi David Nelson, CLAL


Righteous Or Blameless
Alan Bayer, UJA-Federation of New York

Family and Fun

The Power of Language
Carol Ochs, Women of Reform Judaism
Parashat Noah Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
Parashat Noah Challah
Julie Seltzer
Parashat Noah for Families
Torah Topics for Today
Disciplining Our Children
Torah Topics for Today
It Was a Dark and Stormy Night
Torah Topics for Today

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