Genesis 6:9 - 11:32

Isaiah 66:1 - 66:24 | Shabbat Rosh Chodesh

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. FULL SUMMARY

Lessons Of The Flood

The story of the Flood provides us with numerous insights into human nature and human relationships.

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It was a dark and stormy night…

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The Power of Language

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Noah innovated a lifestyle of environmental awareness and action.

Noah in His Generation

Noah responded to his community as he experienced it.

From Noah to Abraham

The transformation of God and humanity is a dynamic process, with each making the other possible.

Accessing God in a Man-Made World

There is no need to ascend to heaven--or build a tower--to find God.

A Common Language

The creation of many languages raises questions about communication today.

Parashat Noah: Summary

A flood destroys all living creatures, aside from Noah, his family and the animals in their ark.

Biblical Affirmative Action?

The talmudic discussion of Noah's righteousness sheds light on our understanding of affirmative action.

Noah and the Difference Between Blameless and Righteous

When Jews did not have power, our righteousness was synonymous with blamelessness. How do we define righteousness today, in an age in which Jews do possess power?

Protecting Biodiversity: A Covenant With Every Living Thing

The importance of protecting biodiversity both for our survival and for our appreciation of God's presence in the world and the order of creation.

The Children Of Noah

As the children of Noah, we are challenged to follow his example.

The Miraculous Nature Of Covenant

God's covenant with Noah showed him and us the possibility of transforming the human condition of loneliness into the miracle of connection.

God Of Jews, God Of Humanity

The seven Noahide commandments mediate God's love for all of humanity and God's unique relationship with the Jewish people.

Flooded With Violence

Noah's response to the flood indicates that violence is an ingrained aspect to human nature that must be acknowledged and channeled for good.