Choosing Gratitude in the Storm
Rabbi’s Message – October 20, 2020
We are all familiar with the story of the flood. In this week’s Torah portion, Parashat Noach, we learn about God’s anger at humankind and God’s decision to start over. God chose Noah and his family to build an ark for themselves and all the animals that would repopulate the world. The idea of being stuck on an ark in the midst of a flood with only family and animals, used to sound harrowing to me. Yet now, I imagine for those who have been cooped up at home throughout this pandemic, it doesn’t sound half bad.