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Noah, the Flood, Rebuilding, and Tribalism

 

November 4, 2022



Last week, Jews around the world read the Torah portion about Noah (Genesis 6:9-10). Noah is fascinating. God doesn’t say he was a great guy. What happens after the ark comes to rest, after the floodwaters subside, planting a vineyard and getting drunk, is a great example.

The Torah says he was righteous in his generation, which means he was better than others, deserving of being saved along with his family, and reliable enough to gather every species of animal to repopulate the world.

Even though God made a covenant never to destroy the world again, at least with a flood like He did the...



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