Noach (Genesis 6:9−11:32)
This Week’s Torah Portion: Noach – נֹחַ (Genesis 6:9−11:32)
Who was Noah? Good or Bad?
“Noah was a righteous person,” says the Torah, and then adds, “in his generation,” meaning maybe a compliment. Even though everyone near him was evil, he managed to stay righteous, or maybe the opposite, compared to the horrible people around him, he was righteous, however in a different generation, he would not be considered righteous.
And I ask myself, what kind of a person hears about a flood that will destroy the entire world, and does not warn his neighbors?
Instead of letting everyone know, he saves himself and his family and only them. Hope and pray we live in a generation that such behavior will be called selfish not righteous!