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Why a Flood, of All Things?

The Connection Between Noah And The Story Of Creation

This week’s parsha tells us about an epic event: the flood that God sends to destroy the earth. But we never stop to ask... why did God decide to send a flood, of all things?

Interestingly, only last week, in the story of the creation of the world, we talked about all these same elements – deep waters, winds of God, and more. For some reason, the flood’s aftermath, the recreation of the world, mirrors the original creation in the Torah – but why? What is it we’re meant to learn from the flood??

The intriguing repetitions may change the entire way we think about the story of Noah and why God decided to flood the earth.

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Rabbi David Fohrman

Founder and Lead Scholar






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