Larchmont Temple Chevra Torah

Questioning faith in the parsha

Overview: No’ach (Genesis 6:9-11:32)

Parashah Overview

  • God decides to cause a flood that will destroy the world, sparing only Noah’s family and the animals that Noah gathers together on the ark. (6:9-8:22)
  • Life starts over again after the Flood. The Noahide Commandments are listed, and God uses a rainbow to make a symbol of the first covenant. (9:1-17)
  • People start to build a city and the Tower of Babel. God scatters the people and gives them different languages to speak. (11:1-9)
  • The ten generations from Noah to Abram are listed. (11:10-29:2)

REMEZ: Dialogue of the Centuries – Reclaiming Culture/Connection

D’RASH: Fractured Landscape, Refracting Contemporary Life

DARA HORN: From “Babarians At the Gate”, excerpted from In the Image, 2002, winner of the National Jewish Book Award and the 2003 Reform Judaism Prize for Jewish Fiction, founded by Dr. Alex Mauskop of Larchmont Temple.

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