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Parashat Noach (October 17, 2015)
by Cara L. Glickman

PARASHAT NOACH IS A FAMILIAR STORY. When my grandfather retired from working in the insurance business, he took up carpentry as a hobby. For one of his projects, he built an ark for each pair of grandchildren from his three children, and these arks are a wooden treasure that his great-grandchildren enjoy to this day. From our youngest years, the animals going two by two into the ark, the flooding of the earth and the dove returning with an olive branch, is a wonderful tale we read in picture books or played with using figurines.

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