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The Hidden Reason God Chose a Flood To Destroy the World

What’s So Special About a Flood?

Rabbi David Fohrman

Rabbi David Fohrman

Founder and Lead Scholar

There are so many questions we can ask about the story of the flood. Why destroy humankind? What was Noah’s role? How did all the animals fit on one ark?

But there is one question staring us right in the face, so obvious we probably forgot to ask it: Out of all the ways God could have destroyed the world, why did God choose a flood? The Torah makes no small deal of this flood either. It spends verse after verse painting such a vivid picture with so many details about the flood and its aftermath. 

In this video on Parshat Noach Rabbi Fohrman uncovers some fascinating parallels between the story of the flood and the story of creation and reveals a brand new side to this story that was hidden right in front of our eyes.


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