Making Something of Nothing

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“These are the offspring of Noah – Noah was a righteous man, perfect in his generation; Noah walked with G-d.” (Beraishis/Genesis 6:9) Why does Noah’s spiritual greatness need to be qualified by the relative “in his generation”? Rashi, quoting Medrash Rabbah (Beraishis 30:9) offers two perspectives. It can be understood as praise, for if he […]

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