Parashat Noach

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.

Biblical Affirmative Action?

The talmudic discussion of Noah's righteousness sheds light on our understanding of leveling the playing field.

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?

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.

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.

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.