Shalom Letter Resources for Parashat Noach from the Shalom Center
For a discussion and midrash on the Flood and the Rainbow from my book Godwrestling — Round 2 (Jewish Lights, 1996), please click to https://theshalomcenter.org/node/1842 . In it I report work The Shalom Center did in the early 1980s to persuade synagogues to set aside the 27th of Iyyar – in biblical tradition the day when the Rainbow came – as a day to address the danger of global disaster and the ways for us to deal with it.
For a video on how to draw on the wisdom of the Flood/ Rainbow story to address the climate crisis of today, please click to https://theshalomcenter.org/video/rainbow-sign-climate-policy
For materials by Rabbi David Seidenberg and others for use on the Shabbat of Noah or on the anniversary of the Rainbow, please click http://jewcology.org/resource/Rainbow-Day
For an extraordinary commentary on the danger that the human race, with ultimate power in its hands, might transgress in such a way as to destroy Humankind itself, though not all life, see Bernard Malamud’s amazing novel, God’s Grace. In it the sign of Desolation is the appearance of a broken Rainbow.
To send a public comment on this Shalom Report, please click to https://theshalomcenter.org/node/487#comments
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