Accurately sending a message across vast distances, to people with different languages and cultures, is a hard thing to do. But, what if you needed to send a message to people living so far into the future that they may as well be aliens?
This week, we find Noach receiving a strange new mitzvah which seemingly deals with our relationship to animals. However, in reality, it’s trying to teach us what it means to be Noahides!
Parshah Bereishith is filled with beginnings; from the beginning of the world, to the beginning of mankind. However, one of the less well-known beginnings in this week’s Torah portion is the beginning of the Oral Torah, and the story of how our failure to pass it on correctly almost led to our end!