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Noach

What Really Happened in Noah’s Tent? (Audio Only)

by Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom
Posted on June 26, 2024

Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom from Shalhevet High School explores the story of Noach to discuss how his final actions shape our understanding of his character and sheds light on what happened to Noah after the flood.…

Noach – The Rosh Yeshiva Responds – Reciting a Blessing on Seeing a Solar Eclipse

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on October 18, 2023

עֹ֖ד כּל־יְמֵ֣י הָאָ֑רֶץ … וְי֥וֹם וָלַ֖יְלָה לֹ֥א יִשְׁבֹּֽתוּ׃ “While the earth remains…day and night will not cease.” (Gen. 8:22) QUESTION On October 14, an annular solar eclipse crossed the sky from Oregon to Texas. On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will be visible from Texas to Maine.…

Why God Would Rather Just Have the Salad

Noach 5784 in English

Originally published October 2021 The classic metaphor for America used to be that of the melting pot. People came from all different countries, cultures, backgrounds, and languages. They would come to America, and they would get homogenized and Americanized into one indistinguishable whole.…

Love, Ocean and Dove-otion

by Dvir Cahana
Posted on October 27, 2022

(The following is a constructed midrash of the final days on the ark) It was a brisk afternoon in late October. Noah looked out from his Teiva and noticed how the tips of the mountains had begun exposing their nibs through the ocean foam.…

picture of a green salad with cherry tomatoes and carrots on a white plate on what looks like the table of a restaurant. looks delicious.

Parshat Noach: Why God Would Rather Just Have the Salad

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on October 7, 2021

The classic metaphor for America used to be that of the melting pot. People came from all different countries, cultures, backgrounds, and languages. They would come to America, and they would get homogenized and Americanized into one indistinguishable whole. Now a different metaphor has gained preeminence, and that is the metaphor of the salad bowl.…

Noah, Superman and Global Warming

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on November 2, 2016

God creates a perfect, self-sustaining planet, teaming with life. God places human beings in it and gives them seemingly divine powers: rule over all living things, and the ability to build, create, transform, and take mastery over the entire planet (Breishit 1:28-29).…

Killing Killers: Is the Death Penalty Good for the Jews?

by Rabbi Haggai Resnikoff
Posted on November 2, 2016

  There is significant tension in the Torah literature regarding the death penalty. On one hand, the written Torah clearly supports the use of the death penalty although it is not so clear why. On the other hand, the Rabbis seem to be uncomfortable with it, apparently out of concerns for judicial error and perhaps also because of their discomfort with direct retaliation.…

Of Floods and Fertility: Bereishit 1-11 in Its Ancient Near Eastern Context

by Dr. Shalom Holtz
Posted on November 1, 2016

Does Judaism Believe in Fallen Angels? (Ch. 6)

by Rabbi Yitzchak Blau
Posted on November 1, 2016

De-Constructing and Reconstructing the Tower of Babel

by Rabbi Nachman Levine
Posted on October 26, 2016

Noah’s Raven

by Miriam Gedwiser
Posted on October 26, 2016

The Biblical Flood in Its Ancient Near Eastern Context

by Dr. Deena Grant
Posted on October 26, 2016