“Parsha and Purpose” – Noach 5780



“Parsha and Purpose”
Insights from Rabbi Kenneth Brander into Torah and Contemporary Life

Parshat Noach 5780

Parshat Noach: Seven Times the Righteous Man Falls and Gets Up

Rabbi Shlomo Vilk

Parshat Noach: Seven times the righteous man falls and gets up  Time and time again, the Almighty God proves to us we must allow our weaknesses to show, that we must admit our sins, that there are no perfectly righteous people, and that there is no one opinion in the Torah. Anywhere anyone tries to …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Noach 5780

Shabbat Shalom: Noach (Genesis 6:9-11:32) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin    Efrat, Israel – “Noah, the man of the earth, drank of the wine, became drunk, and uncovered himself within his tent. Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father’s nakedness and told his two brothers outside.” (Genesis 9:20-22)  The name Canaan appears for the first …

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Parshat Noach – The ‘b’nei Elohim’ will meet their fate at Babel

Rabbi Shlomo Vilk

Parashat Noach: The ‘b’nei Elohim’ will meet their fate at Babel In this week’s Parasha, Hashem takes a new approach: rather than banish or annihilate, He empowers. The greater the knowledge, the rifer the controversy. Languages become muddled as the gate to heaven gives way to the utter pandemonium we call Babel. by Rabbi Shlomo VilkRosh …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Noach 5779

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Noach (Genesis 6:9-11:32) By Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “Noah was a righteous man, whole-hearted in his generations; Noah walked with God.” (Genesis 6:9) Was Noah truly righteous? And what does true righteousness entail? At first blush, this shouldn’t even be a question. Surely, the opening verse of the portion suggests that …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Noach 5778

Parshat Noach (Genesis 6:9-11:32) Rabbi David Stav  Barely a single portion of the Torah has been concluded, and already God has decided to destroy the entire universe. The optimistic mood echoed in the verse, “And God saw all He had done and behold, it was very good” has given way to a more foreboding atmosphere, heralded …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Noach 5778

Parshat Noach (Genesis 6:9-11:32)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, so that they shall not understand one another’s speech” (Genesis 11:7)   What is the connection between Adam’s existential state of aloneness and the tragic social isolation which results from the Tower of Babel, when one …

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אישה ופרשה: נח תשע”ז

Pnina Omer

  הזדמנות שנייה פנינה עומר המבול מוחק את הזיכרונות מהעולם המקולקל, בתקווה שהאדם הנבחר יצליח לתקן את הקלקול שנטמע בו ולהגשים את הפוטנציאל האנושי. מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, ג חשון תשע”ז, 04/11/2016 סיפור המבול איננו אלא סיפור בריאתו של עולם חדש. פרשת בראשית מציגה את סיפור בריאת העולם בששת ימי מעשה, בצורה של …

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