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Torah Talk for Parashat Noach

November 1, 2016 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, we hear the story of Noach and the flood; about its aftermath when Noach plants a vineyard and gets inebriated, and his son “sees his nakedness”; and finally, about the story of the Tower of Babel and the birth of Avram.

We all know the story of the flood. But why did Hashem opt to destroy the world specifically with water? We certainly know the havoc that water can wreak – think of the hurricane and flooding in North Carolina last month or of the tsunamis that we hear about on the news. As well as the practical power of water, there are also philosophical reasons for Hashem to use it. Read more >