Noach

נֹחַ
Noah

Genesis 6:9−11:32

When Is Noach Read?

/ 6 Heshvan 5781
/ 3 Heshvan 5782
/ 4 Heshvan 5783

Summary

  • 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)

Ten Minutes of Torah: Noach Commentary

toy animals two by two

The Divine is No Ordinary Parent: Lessons from One God to One People

By: Rabbi Michael Dolgin

No other Torah portion is as well known or fires the imagination as much as Parashat Noach – but the story includes a number of problematic elements. For instance: How could a 600-year-old man build a cruise ship in his back yard? Would the animals come two by two or 14 by 14? How could they survive...

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