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One Common, Evil Purpose

The Zohar teaches the Tower of Babel’s success was due to its builders speaking Hebrew. From the teachings of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai “The entire earth had one language and a common purpose…: ‘Come, let us build ourselves a city, … Continue reading

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Nimrod was reincarnated into Nebuchadnezzar

Towering Blunders The Holy Ari From the teachings of Rabbi Yitzchak Luria; translated and edited by Moshe Yaakov Wisnefsky Toward the end of parashat Noah, the Torah relates the story of the Tower of Babel. (Gen.11:1-9) According to the Oral … Continue reading

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The Death of Haran. by Rav Zvi Belovski

Noach(Genesis 6:9-11:32) After the well-known stories of the Flood and the Tower of Babel, the sidrah concludes with a long genealogy. It traces human history from Noach and his family to Avraham Avinu ten generations later. We pick up the … Continue reading

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NIMROD by Rav Ari Kahn

Noach(Genesis 6:9-11:32) In the antediluvian world, evil abounded. Theft, rape and general lawlessness was the rule. With the waters of the flood, evil was washed away and ostensibly all that remained was Noah and his family. This was a new … Continue reading

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A Righteous Tzadik. by Rav Ari Kahn

• Noach(Genesis 6:9-11:32) These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a good and just man. He was a pure man in his generation. [Genesis 6:9] The saga of Noah and the flood is well known, yet Noah remains an … Continue reading

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Raven – Nevermore? by Rav Ari Kahn

Noach(Genesis 6:9-11:32) …”Prophet!” said I, “thing of evil! – prophet still, if bird or devil! Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore, Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted, On this home by horror haunted … Continue reading

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Na’ama. by Rav Ari Kahn

Noach(Genesis 6:9-11:32) AN ANONYMOUS WOMAN 1 In a generation of moral decay, one man shines. Noah is a righteous man, perfect in his generation. From the scant biographical details reported in the verses, we know that he has three sons, … Continue reading

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Paradise Lost. By Rav Noson Weisz

Noach(Genesis 6:9-11:32) This week’s Torah portion — which relates the story of the great flood and of the events that lead to the building of the Tower of Babel — contains this seemingly positive declaration: The whole earth was of … Continue reading

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Noah’s Dam. By Rav Noson Weisz

Noach(Genesis 6:9-11:32) “Noah erected an altar and took from every clean animal and every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. God smelled the pleasing aroma, and God said in His heart: “I will not continue to curse … Continue reading

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Demons – are they real?

Now days with modern science it seems that anyone who has belief in demons is considered a fool; yet it’s not that simple… Many Kabbalistic texts, Torah, Mishna, Talmud are full of description around demons and their powers, yet we … Continue reading

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