The first lesson we are taught by Torah concerning the ten generation epoch spanning from Adam to Noach is that man’s behavior toward his fellow man has a direct and powerful effect on the natural world around him. Proper human conduct is a prerequisite for any effective environmental activism to succeed in preserving the magnificent ecosystem that G-d has blessed us with. A civilization that loses its moral compass will come crashing down, and take the natural world with it. A cautionary tale.
Bereshit/Noach (Genesis 1:1-11:32)
Parashat Noach is read on Shabbat:
Marcheshvan 4, 5773/October 20, 2012