Understanding Belief

Noach (Genesis 6:9-11:32)

Comments (7)

(7) Reuven Frank, October 24, 2012 8:42 PM

a little late, and a little "off-topic"

In light of the Rav's shmuz, perhaps he can answer to what Noach did AFTER the flood. That is, before he left the /Taiva/ he sends out birds (the raven once, and the dove, three[?] times.) Where is G-d in this picture? Noach was speaking directly with G-d prior to the Flood. Is this ALSO a tiny lack? Was this an example of doing his (Noach's) part? What was going on here?

(6) Anonymous, October 18, 2012 6:55 PM

why else he may have waited

noach as a tzadik possibly did not want to enter without who so ever would - and by inference who so ever may change his mind and the last minute to join him and his family. ?

(5) derek weinberg, October 10, 2010 12:27 PM

First time I have heard of you, It looks good!

Let me read aish for a few days and i will get back toy you . .. Shalom

(4) SKeptical, October 7, 2010 6:10 PM

Constant drilling leads to indocrination

If something takes so much reinforcing through over learning and one cannot trust one's observations,experience, instincts and intuition it is not real. It is in the realm of imagination and can only perhaps be bridged through repeating the knowledge base.I wonder?

(3) David Talbot, October 21, 2009 2:04 AM

Excellent Commentary

I have see two installments in this series. Your insights about parts of the Weekly Parsha help me learn one bite at a time. For me, it's the best way to learn and retain a little from each week. Todah Rabah

(2) yehudit, October 20, 2009 4:27 PM

the matter of belief

I think that Noah was a strong believer. Not only did he obey the G-d' will but he saved every living creature as well. He entered the ark later not because of his suspicion but because he was waiting for the last creature to get in. In this aspect I can agree with you that Hoah is a teacher. With all his deeds he tells us - the new generations- that the Creator loves every single creature, even a grain, and this is our human duty to protect life on the Earth doesn not matter the counrty, the skin, the religion. To live in harmony with the entire world means to be a part of this world - that's what peace is and G-d's blessing.

(1) Bob Mark, October 19, 2009 4:23 PM

Excellent presentation need more of same

Great job by Rabbi Shafler. His possession of a black belt in Karate is clear contradiction to the minimilzation of the importance of a strong body and the benefit of sport by Rabbis Kahn and Geller. Kudos to Rabbi Shafler for recognizing that being expert in one does not detract from the other.


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