Silence of The Flood

Noach (Genesis 6:9-11:32)

How painful was the Flood for the inhabitants of the world and why does it matter?

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(1) Dr David V Kolnick, October 23, 2020 5:13 AM

yigvah Harry's talk

yigvah was used just before the deaths of Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac and Jacob 4 chasidim. The translation of yigvah in numerous sources is given as EXPIRED or GATHERED UNTO HIS PEOPLE or TOOK HIS LAST BREATH and not " he did not suffer" The very next word used in the Torah is Vayeasef which means and he did not suffer. Yeasef is not used after those who perished in the flood. Therefore they did suffer. One does suffer psychologically if you know you are going to drown.MY QUESTION IS WHY IS yigvah used after those 4 and not after the death of Moses, Aaron, Joshua, David, Solomon, or the prophets. My theory is that Hashem promised those 4 that they would become fathers of great nations. Why Ishmael? He did teshuva before he died.

 

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