Parsha Roundup

  • Major Impact!

    G-d decided to destroy the world 1656 years after it was created because it had become corrupted beyond repair. Except for what was preserved on the Ark, all mankind, animal life and vegetation was destroyed. The only human life preserved on the Ark was Noach, his wife Na’ama, their three sons, and their wives. At …

  • Ten

    Weekly Torah Portion: Noach 29 Tishrei – October 19, 2017 Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan is Friday and Saturday   The Torah relates that Noach worked on the construction of the massive ark for 120 years. Only eight people, Noach, his wife, and his three sons and their wives merited the boarding of the ark when the …

  • The Actual Apprentice

    (Torah Portion: Noach) The Actual Apprentice Noach warned the wicked people of his generation that if they did not repent a flood would destroy the world. Noach was busy with the construction of the ark for one hundred and twenty years. Finally the dreadful day arrived; the flood which Noach had been warning the people …

  • The House! It’s Gone!

    (Torah Portion Noach) The House! It’s Gone! I was in Brooklyn a while ago, and found myself driving down the street that I had lived until I was nine years old. I anticipated seeing 1154 – 46th Street, the familiar address attached to the stucco gray three family house where we had occupied the third …

  • A Bunch of Babble

    (Torah Portion Noach) A Bunch of Babble Although the Torah records the incident of the Tower of Bavel, it does not explicitly state what the people were trying to accomplish. Our Sages tell us that either they were setting out to build towers to support the heavens in order to prevent another flood from occurring, …

  • Dinosaurs

    (Torah Portion Noach) Dinosaurs! I recall viewing an exhibit of a skeletal model of a dinosaur at the Museum of Natural History. It was extremely intriguing and its mammoth size was truly astounding. Needless to say, our society is fascinated by these creatures. It begs us to ask, when did these creatures exist? The information …

  • Catch the Spirit

    (Torah Portion Noach) Catch the Spirit! The movie, “Noah” that recently played in the theaters has piqued the interest of many people to find out the facts given in our Torah and Oral tradition concerning Noah, the flood and the Ark. It is highly recommended to read this week’s Torah portion with Rashi’s commentary (Artscroll …

  • Hope

    (Torah Portion Noach) Hope!  G-d brought a great flood upon the world during Noach’s era, (1656 years after creation). The Torah refers to this flood as the Mabul. However, the Hebrew word Mabul doesn’t actually mean flood waters, rather, it means confusion or chaos, for the entire world became mixed up by the massive flood. …

  • Extra Time

    (Torah Portion Noach ) Extra Time! Lemech was the ninth generation after creation. His son, who was the tenth generation, was named Noach. The Torah tells us that this name was prophetically inspired, for the name Noach means relief and was an indication that Noach would bring relief to society. Our Sages tell us that …