Noach’s Humility

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Noach, the man of the earth, vayechel/began by planting a vineyard[2] We are inclined to see this narrative as damning to Noach’s reputation. Rashi, though, tells us that “man of the earth” should be taken as the earth’s master; vayachel should be understood as making himself chulin/profane. Taken together, they can be seen as entirely […]

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