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Issue 1017
Shabbat Parshat No'ach
October 18, 2012
Lead Tidbits
Aliya-by-Aliya Sedra Summary

Aliya by Aliya Sedra Summary

[P> X:Y (Z)] and [S> X:Y (Z)] indicate start of a parsha p’tucha or s’tuma. X:Y is Perek:Pasuk of the beginning of the parsha; (Z) is the number of p’sukim in the parsha.

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Sedra Stats

NO'ACH STATS

2nd of 54 sedras
2nd of 12 in B’reishit..

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Lead Tidbit

Extension, not Replacement

The Torah spans less than 2500 years - from Creation to the death of Moshe Rabeinu and the imminent crossing of the Jordan into Eretz Yisrael..

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TTriddles "Report"

TTriddles

TTRIDDLES…
are Torah Tidbits-style riddles on Parshat HaShavua (sometimes on the calendar). They are found in the hard-copy of TT scattered throughout, usually at the bottom of different columns

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Divrei Menachem

Divrei Menachem

In Parshat No’ach we witness the rebellion of the post-flood generation who were, “of one language and of common purpose”. They decided to build a tower that would reach the heavens; they contrived to wage a war against G-d. According to Rashi, the language they spoke was Lashon HaKodesh, the very holy language with which the world was created, with which Hashem said, Y’HI OR - ‘Let there be light’ - and there was light (Mizrachi).

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Portion of the Portion

Walk with Me, Before Me... or for a Cause

After ten generations of humans on Earth, G-d saw their evil ways and “regretted” having created them. He decided to obliterate humanity from the face of the Earth. But No’ach found favor in G-d’s eyes and in this week’s portion we are told how G-d saves him, his family and some of the animals from the destruction.

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Parsha Points to Ponder

Parsha Points to Ponder

1) Why does this week’s Parsha repeat that No’ach had three sons - Shem, Cham, and Yafet (6:10), information which was already in last week’s parsha (5:32)?
2) Why does G-D command No’ach to gather wood FOR YOU (LECHA - 6:14)? Why is the word LECHA necessary?
3) Why does the Torah tell us that Terach died in Charan (11:32)? Why do we have to know where he died?

 

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Chizuk and Idud

CHIZUK and IDUD for Olim not yet Olim respectively

The Torah relates (B’reishit 8:8), “and he (Noah) sent forth the dove from him to see if the waters were abated from the face of the ground; but the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned to him into the ark.”

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Word of the Month

Word of the Month

A weekly feature of Torah Tidbits to help clarify practical and conceptual aspects of the Jewish Calendar, thereby better fulfilling the mitzva of haChodesh HaZeh Lachem…

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Sedra Stats

2nd of 54 sedras
2nd of 12 in B’reishit..

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Word of the Month

A weekly feature of Torah Tidbits to help clarify practical and conceptual aspects of the Jewish Calendar, thereby better fulfilling the mitzva of HaChodesh HaZeh Lachem…

With the molad of Marcheshvan on Monday afternoon, the first opportunity for Kiddush L’vana this month (according to Minhag Yerushalayim) is Thursday night, Oct. 18. Many shuls will say KL on Motza’ei Shabbat. Strict 7-days-after-the- molad people will have their firt op on Mon. Oct. 22.
On that very evening, at Maariv, we in Israel will begin asking G-d for rain in each weekday Amida, with the words V’TEIN TAL U’MATAR LIVRACHA
S’faradim/EidotMizrach will switch from BARCHEINU to BAREICH ALEINU at that time