Are we our brother's keepers? A question for the ages

Noach, righteous & pure, built an ark and built an altar.

Yitzchak Reuven ,

Rainbow on Temple Mount
Rainbow on Temple Mount
Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90

The quiet month of Marcheshvan is full of possibilities and promises from HaShem.

It ushers in the rainy season in Israel, and speaking of rain, Noach is called upon by G-d in this week's Torah reading to build an ark to save mankind.

But it was Noach's own initiative to build an altar after the flood, and make offerings of thanks to G-d, thereby reuniting man with G-d's loving kindness.