Jewcology: Lessons from Noah

24.05.2012                      03.Siwan. 5772                    Tag 47 des Omer

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Jewcology: Lessons from Noah

By emulating Noah, we can take responsibility for our actions and help sustain life on planet Earth.

Although the flood and the life of Noah occurred thousands of years ago, the story of Noah offers important lessons about how our actions affect the world. The Torah teaches that ten generations after Creation, all life on the planet had “corrupted its way on the earth” (Genesis 6:12). G-d gave humans 120 years to improve their ways, using Noah and his ark as messengers. Yet the people ignored the message and missed the boat. Noah built the ark, brought the animals into it, and lived on it with his family for the duration of the flood. After Noah left the ark, G-d made a covenant with Noah, designating the rainbow as the sign of the Creator's commitment not to destroy the world….