Genesis 6:9-11:32

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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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Click here for a summary of the Haftarah for Noah.

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
Confounding Conformity
Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger 
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, Big Tent Judaism 
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
Parshat Noah Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies 
Parshat Noah Challah
Julie Seltzer 
Parshat 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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