The weekly Torah portion: Noach

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem

Rabbi Chaim Richman,

Rabbi Chaim Richman
Rabbi Chaim Richman

Parashat Bereshit begins by describing how G-d created the world and concludes by describing how man very nearly destroyed the world.

Arrogance, licentiousness, egotism ans selfishness just begin to describe the depths to which man had sunk a mere ten generations after begin created and given life by G-d.

It took a man, Noach, who believed in his own humanity no less than he believed in G-d to set man back upon a  righteous course.