Tagged ‘Noah’

Parshat Noah

October 17, 2017 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

A D’var Torah for Noah By Rabbi Jill Hammer Recently in one of my classes at AJR, my students and I noticed an interesting biblical paradox.  In Parashat Noah, once the flood has subsided, Noah makes a thanksgiving offering to YHWH.  YHWH … Continue reading »


Parashat Noah

November 9, 2016 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

by Rabbi Michael Pitkowsky The Pluralism of Language According to the end of this week’s parashah, at one time in history there was a uniformity of human language. “Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. And … Continue reading »


Parashat Noah

October 20, 2015 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

The Age Of Destruction Haza In last week’s Torah reading, Genesis/Bereishit, we saw not one but two very wonderful versions of God’s creative energy. The act of creating the world is told in two very different stories, first in chapter … Continue reading »


Parashat Noah

November 5, 2014 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

Parashat Noah: Balancing Two Promises Rabbi Jill Hammer In Parashat Noah, God commands Noah to build an ark so that his descendants may survive the flood that God is bringing upon the earth. Noah’s role, according to the biblical text, is … Continue reading »


Parashat Noah

October 24, 2012 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

Testament for Universal Humanity By Rabbi Len Levin The Portion of Noah concludes the Torah’s universalistic preamble to the narrative of the Jewish people. Though clearly written from a Jewish perspective, it nowhere mentions Israel or Jewry. Abram and Sarai … Continue reading »


Parashat Noah

October 20, 2009 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

Parashat Noah By Ellen Bernstein This coming Shabbat, October 24, hundreds of thousands of people in 158 countries around the globe will be participating in the International Day of Climate Action. They will try to convince world leaders to craft … Continue reading »


Parashat Noah

October 29, 2008 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

Seeing Our Choices More Clearly By Rabbi Regina L. Sandler-Phillips “In the market, the blind cry out to the one-eyed as clear-sighted.” (Genesis Rabbah 30:9) These are the words of Rabbi Yehudah in a rabbinic dispute concerning Genesis 6:9, which … Continue reading »


Parashat Noah

October 10, 2007 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

By Michael Kohn Two years ago, as the flood waters from Hurricane Katrina raged in New Orleans, some thought it necessary to remark that the devastation wrought by the storm was divine retribution for the sins of the people living … Continue reading »


Parashat Noah

October 18, 2006 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

By Enid C. Lader This past September marked the fifth year of remembering the tragic events of 9/11 and the thousands who lost their lives. As the television cameras panned the site of the World Trade Center and politicians pledged … Continue reading »



March 23, 2006 | Filed in: Bereshit, Divrei Torah

By Halina Rubinstein The story of Noah is a second creation story, a second opportunity for both God and man to correct past mistakes. God sees the evil that men have done and regrets that he created man (Genesis 6:6) … Continue reading »