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Why Noah Chose the Dove

Why Noah Chose the Dove

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Rabbi Mark Dov Shapiro
Judaism has a deep and rich tradition of storytelling, of passing down stories from one generation to the next. To carry on that tradition, Stories We Tell, from ReformJudaism.org, will share a new story with you every Thursday. Whether you listen while driving to work, preparing Shabbat dinner, or taking your kids to school, each episode will give you a new story to reflect on and discuss with the people in your life. Stories We Tell is a project of the Union for Reform Judaism, a leading voice in the discussion of modern Jewish life.
 
As the Great Flood was approaching, animals lined up to make their case to Noah about why they should get a spot on the ark: strength, size, cleverness, skill… listen to this story by Rabbi Mark Dov Shapiro to see why Noah chose the Dove.
 
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Rabbi Mark Dov Shapiro is the rabbi of Sinai Temple in Springfield, MA. He created “The God Survey” which was featured in Reform Judaism magazine in summer 2012. Rabbi Shapiro’s love of Passover and its themes has led him to create many opportunities for creativity around the seder table.

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