"Even when flood waters are raging all around us and everything looks bleak, there is a Noah's ark that can save us. When a person feels low and downcast, the best advice is: 'Make yourself into an ark.' (Genesis 6:14).
Each of us has a divine spark within that extremely powerful, providing the strength to rise above and navigate the raging waters. Each of us is a kind of Noah’s ark that can provide salvation from the flood. Everyone has something inside that is purely good, a unique capacity or quality, closely guarded in the worst possible situations, that will never be surrendered.
It is this special something that saves us during the most difficult times.
Our generation has three Noah's arks within it: the Torah, Shabbat, and Jewish unity. These are strong forces for good that enable us to prevail over the bad that surrounds us.
But this parasha does not belong to any single generation. It is for every generation to study, until the end of time, for no matter how bleak the situation may appear to be, we can always escape to and cleave to what is uniquely good inside of us.”
So what’s your Noah’s ark?
Translation by Yehoshua Siskin