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Welcome back to the Torah of Life podcast. Thanks for listening.

As I was reading the story of Noah today, I realized something I'd never seen before.

Ever since I was young I was told the story of Noah and how he saves the world by building an ark and bringing all the animals on board.

What I didn't notice until today is that Noah doesn't speak! God comes to him and asks him to save the world and he just does exactly what God wants, no questions asked.

The Torah describes Noah as righteous in his generation. The Rabbis contrast him with Avraham, who argues and pushes back against God when God destroys Sodom and Gomorrah. Noah accepts his divine mission and fulfills it immediately. Avraham pushes back against his. Moses fights his tooth and nail.

There is a simplicity and a surrender to Noah that I think we can all emulate.

What kind of tzaddik are you? Should you be more like Noah or more like Avraham?

Listen to the episode to find out...

 

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