In the eighth Brit Olam broadcast, Rabbi Abe Weschler discusses the lessons for all of humanity to be learned from what we have been taught about Noah.
The eighth Brit Olam internet broadcast was held on June 9, 2013. Rabbi Abe Weschler discusses the fact that Noah's birth is treated in the Torah (and in other secondary sources, such as the Book of Enoch) very differenty from the births of other figures in the ancient world. There are various ways to explain this unique approach to Noah, either as an inherent trait or as the result of the actions of Noah and his family. Humanity should learn from his life and actions to take the initiative and share responsibility with G-d for the development of the world.
-- Rabbi Abe Weschler lives with his wife Tirtza and their five children in Chispin, on the Golan Heights. He was ordained as a rabbi at Yeshivat Hamivtar, in Jerusalem. He served in a congregation in New York City and then as a US Air Force chaplain in the US and in Kuwait. In Israel he has worked as an editor and teaches in such instititions as the Leadership Yeshiva Academy, Midreshet Hashiluv for both religious and secular students, and the School for Advanced Bible Studies.