NOAH, THE FLOOD AND THE FAILURE OF MAN ACCORDING TO THE MIDRASH RABBAH

NOAH, THE FLOOD AND THE FAILURE OF MAN ACCORDING TO THE MIDRASH RABBAH
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    NOAH, THE FLOOD AND THE FAILURE OF MAN ACCORDING TO THE MIDRASH RABBAH


    by Wilfred Shuchat


    Published by Devorah Publishing
    Hardcover, 462 pages
    ISBN 978-965-524-128-0


    This volume, the third in a series, explores the biblical story of Noah and the Flood, through the interpretations of the sages of the Midrash Rabbah. As the nations of the world formed, moral and spiritual decadence became the way of Man. Though Noah is chosen by God to ultimately save humankind, the sages question his character and tend to view him as a saintly man with many flaws.

    The sages of the Midrash, astonished by certain descriptions of Noah's actions and events that took place in his lifetime, reveal dimensions of the biblical narrative in a new light. Is this the man God chose to rebuild humanity and the universe? Their interpretations lead to a new understanding of why God instead waited for someone like Abraham, whose character was on the highest level, to undertake this grander task.

    The Midrash was not only perceived as holding solutions to problems, but also as a work of literature that raises questions and offers criticism and insights. The goal is to teach readers and students to think and reflect, and eventually, understand and act according to the highest moral and ethical standards.


    About the Author:

    Rabbi Wilfred Shuchat has been an active rabbi for over 50 years, and has studied and taught the Midrash Rabbah during his tenure as Rabbi of Shaar HaShomayim Synagogue in Montreal, Canada. His groundbreaking work in the interpretation and analysis of Midrash has made these psychological and philosophical rabbinic perspectives accessible to laymen and clergy alike.


    Praise for Noah According to the Midrash Rabbah:

    "For all who love Torah and wisdom, this book is a jewel. It presents the Midrash, the rabbinic exploration of Genesis, for precious insights and truth. Genesis itself contains the heart of the biblical vision of God's creation and human destiny. Rabbi Shuchat selects the finest gems within the Midrash for further exploration and then adds his own pearls of wisdom to this treasure trove. The result is a marriage of classic texts and modern insights, a book rich in teachings for life and values."
    -Blu Greenberg and Rabbi Yitz Greenberg