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Noach (Noah) Genesis 6:9 – 11:32

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Welcome to a new series Shabbat Shalom from Shmuel! This week’s Torah Portion in Noach (Noah). What are the “waters of Noah”? Noah faced enormous challenges and built an ark-but did he pray for his fellow man? Discover the connection between Noah, Abraham, and the Tower of Babel on this week’s episode!

5 thoughts on “Noach (Noah) Genesis 6:9 – 11:32”

  1. Thanks for this Shmuel.
    But I don’t get where Noach failed!
    cap 6:11 “Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence. 12 God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.
    13 Then God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of them; and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth.”
    G-d’s commission was for Noach to build the ark, save his family and the animals G-d called to the ark..
    Did Noach obey G-d?
    v22 Thus Noah did; according to all that God had commanded him, so he did.”
    Is there any hint of rebuke from G-d to Noach?
    Not from chapters 6 -9 I don’t see it.
    What am I missing?
    From chapters 6 to 9, no

  2. I ask the same question as John Winlow’s above post? I’m so confused. Why wasn’t Noah righteous before the Lord for obeying Him? I’m thinking… I just listened to Sondra’s last update on the war in Israel. As I understood her, Kim and Tommy. Hamas is evil, as are the Palestinians who rejoiced at the attack on Israel. Aren’t they too corrupt and filled with violence and hate as in the days of Noah? So, is CFOIC, not righteous before the Lord for not praying for Hamas and praying for their distruction? I don’t understand this week’s Torah Portion at all.

    • There is no biblical evidence for a ‘rebuke’ from G-d to Noach. He was considered righteous even before Torah was given, and he gained a blessing for himself and his family. Who says that anybody is not praying for the Filistines? We are praying for our enemies, although we also have an obligation to protect Israel and protect them from all enemies foreign and domestic, since they are the rightful owners and stewards of Eretz Israel and recipients of G-d’s promises. Please refer to the final commands of Torah [#611 – 613] in regards to the seed of Amalek, and the unfinished business. Shabbat shalom

  3. Thank you Shmuel. That was a good drosha. I’m going to like listening to more of your talks. It shone a light on a new aspect of Noach for me. Your chochma, gave me a ping of bina!
    I know religious folk who do everything ‘properly’, but speak Loshan hara about others and speak negatively about some really lovely humble people. When they build their own lives, but don’t build other people’s lives, they become alone, until they send out a dove 🕊️ of peace.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Shalom! Scriptures do not say whether Noach prayed for everyone or not. But, for Noach to be considered righteous (set apart/holy) before the All knowing Elohim, I am quite sure him praying for others was one of his attributes.


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