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This is Noah's chronicle. Noah was a righteous man; in his generation, he was above reproach: Noah walked with God. - Genesis 6:9 

  • God decides to cause a flood that will destroy the world, sparing only Noah's family and the animals that Noah gathers together on the ark. (6:9-8:22)
  • Life starts over again after the Flood. The Noahide Commandments are listed, and God uses a rainbow to make a symbol of the first covenant. (9:1-17)
  • People start to build a city and the Tower of Babel. God scatters the people and gives them different languages to speak. (11:1-9)
  • The ten generations from Noah to Abram are listed. (11:10-29:2)

When do we read Noach?

2020 Oct 24
/6 Heshvan, 5781
2021 Oct 9
/3 Heshvan, 5782
2022 Oct 29
/4 Heshvan, 5783


  • By Rabbi Dan Moskovitz

    W.C. Fields said, "Never work with animals or children, [they steal the spotlight]." Though no one ever accused him of being a Torah scholar, his insight was certainly applicable to this week's Torah portion. Parashat Noach, the second portion in the Book of Genesis (and my bar mitzvah portion) is perhaps the most universally known and, at least by children, most adored portion in the entire Torah. This is in part, no doubt, because it has not one animal, but all animals — and they come in pairs! Later, God teaches us to value one another in the incident of the Tower of Babel.

  • Torah for Tots

    Can Noah be viewed as righteous, or, is Noah better understood as righteous "in his generation?" Read these questions and ideas and discuss this Torah portion with young children.

  • Torah for Tweens

    Explore this week’s Torah portion, Noach, with “Family Shabbat Table Talk” lessons, perfect for families with tweens.

  • Torah for Teens

    In this week’s parasha, Noah is told by God to make an ark before a big flood. He is told to gather animals two by two and bring them aboard, along with his family. After the flood, God promises never to destroy God's people again, and the generations that are born are listed. Listen now to hear these names and to find out what happens when people try to build a tower to the sky!   

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