20 October 2017

Noah: In One Word - Faith

30 Tishrei 5778
Rosh Chodesh Aleph
Erev Shabbat Kodesh
Parashat Noah

The one word that pops into my mind when I think of Noah is "faith." I don't think there is any possible way for us to understand what kind of unshakable, immovable faith it took for Noah to brave the doubts, scorn and criticism of his generation to spend 120 years building an ark to survive a global extinction level event (ELE) that only he saw coming.

I suppose one could say Noah's talk of a Great Flood to wipe out all living things on earth could be compared to the talk we hear today about Nibiru. And those predictions are not even as dire as what Noah warned about. However, I wonder if the population then had to also contend with an organized public disinformation campaign like we have today.

Any time there is warning of doom, people are skeptical and rightly so. We have to consider the source. There are a lot of crazy people out there who are just spouting nonsense. But, at some point, there will be evidence to point to if it's true.

In our case, there is mounting evidence that is becoming more and more impossible to ignore that something very strange, unusual and maybe even unprecedented is happening to our planet. These are the very words we are reading every day in the news reports as well as descriptors like "apocalyptic" and "Biblical."

I wonder... Has there ever been a time in our history when Parashat Noah was more apt than it is today, this year? Especially since Rosh Chodesh Elul when the sun darkened across Edom?

It is something to think seriously about as we enter the new month Cheshvan - the month in which global judgment came to the earth in time past.


See also two more new messages from Meir Yisroel: Here and here.