Parsha Talk Noah 2022 5783

Parsha Talk: with Rabbis Eliot Malomet, Barry chesler and Jeremy Kalmanofsky. Parashat Noach [Genesis 6:9-11:32] concerns itself primarily with the Flood in which God destroyed nearly the entire world he had so carefully created in the opening chapters of Geneis. Noah is described as a righteous person in his generation, which led the rabbis to speculate how he would have fared in a different generation. This midrash provided the springboard for our discussion this week, which moved from a discussion of Noah in his generation to the experience of time to the odd little story [9:18-27] which concludes the Flood narrative. We concluded with a consideration of Chapter 10, sometimes described as the Family of Nations. Shabbat Shalom!