Abraham did not govern society but instead was the representative of God’s kingdom on earth.
Hagar grossly miscalculated her own merits and demonstrated a serious lack of gratitude for Sarai.
Noach was the lonely man of faith living in a depraved world, full of wickedness.
Avraham became a great man during the 175 years of his life, while his predecessors became increasingly wicked, despite staggering knowledge, during their lifetimes of hundreds of years.
Shem realized that he owed his existence to his father who brought him into the world.
The flood was not sent to destroy, but to restore the positive potential of the world.
Why is there is no mention of dinosaurs, and other prehistoric animals, in the Torah?
Strict din demands perfection. There is no room for shortcomings and no place for excuses; you are responsible.
Noah and his wife could not fathom living together as husband and wife and continuing the human race
Our intentions are critical in raising children because they mimic everything we parents do & think
The creation of the world is described twice. Each description serves a unique purpose.
I, the one who is housed inside this body, am completely and utterly spiritual.
If one hurts another human being, God is hurt; if one brings joy to another, God is more joyous.
Bereshit: Life includes hard choices that challenge our decisions, leaving lingering complications.
Rabbi Fohrman:" Great evils are often wrought by those who are blithely unaware of the power they wield."
Hashem created all human beings and it should sadden us when Hashem, their Father, does not see nachas from them.
When Hashem formed man, He gave him the keys to Creation. As the Midrash tells us, Hashem said to Adam, “This is your world now. You are in charge of it; take care that you don’t destroy it.”
Realizing that his death was immanent and he had only a few more moments, Moshe focuses on doing the most important thing: he runs to Bnei Yisrael and blesses them.
The Sukka: Even if you find it difficult to come to the synagogue, the synagogue will come to you.
The Shagas Aryeh leaves the matter somewhat unresolved, and posits that on the first night one is only obligated in simchah m’d’Rabanan.