All of creation is informed and animated by an overwhelming yearning for G-dliness, and man is no exception. This elemental necessity of existence binds and unifies our world. It is present in the final words of Deuteronomy, which we read on Simchat Torah, and it is present in the opening words of Genesis. It is when the generation of Noach loses its way and seeks to create a world without G-d that the trouble starts.
Noach (Genesis 6:9-11:32)
Parashat Noach is read on Shabbat:
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan, 5771/October 9, 2010
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