这周的一天，当我离开学校时, I looked up to find a rainbow just beginning to disappear into the clouds over Route 280. “如何及时,我想, given that the rainbow’s origin story is found in this week’s Torah portion, Parashat Noach
. I silently prayed that it might be a sign for us all - through the grief 和 anger, through the worry 和 the naked fear that so many of us are feeling about Israel these days. 然后，像澳门赌场信誉平台中的许多人一样，我开始思考. 太多.
to see where God first described to Noach all about the destruction that would be unleashed upon the world. “就我而言, I am about to bring the Flood—waters upon the earth—to destroy all flesh under the sky in which there is breath of life; everything on earth shall perish: But I 将 establish My covenant 与 you, 你要进入约柜, 和你的儿子们, 你的妻子, 还有你儿子的妻子
While it is certainly notable that God failed first to mention that the ark that Noach would be using to save himself 和 his family would also be a giant, 浮动, 恶臭的动物避难所, 我对契约的意图更感兴趣. 在毁灭性的损失中, 神应许与挪亚立约, 起初暗示只有诺亚会得救. 洪水过后, God explains that the reminder of that covenant 将 be the rainbow, 在9章14到15节中解释当我使云彩笼罩大地, 和 the bow appears in the clouds I 将 remember My covenant between Me 和 you 和 every living creature among all flesh, so that the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh
.” At the end of the flood, God essentially exp和s the covenant to all of us.
Perhaps this is a naive question for the same Torah in which Avraham neither asked to leave his home country nor (almost) sacrifice his child, 摩西对被召作领袖犹豫不决, 而约拿却从另一个方向逃走了! 上帝的圣约似乎有点片面. 在这里也, I wonder if Noach wanted to be part of the last survivors of the old world, 以及之后他会受到怎样的创伤.
诺亚经历了可怕的毁灭并活了下来. 当然，这样就不需要美丽的彩虹了? If the rainbow still serves as a reminder for us today (more than for Noach), 澳门赌场信誉平台应该记住这场灾难吗 与
这个世界永远不会再被毁灭的承诺? 这是双重威胁的信号吗 和
神说这话是什么意思, “I 将 remember My covenant between Me 和 you 和 every living creature among all flesh?”
If I was sure that Noach would remember what happened, surely God would! 如果上帝需要记住人类有时会犯罪, 和 that God 将 nevertheless choose not to destroy us - somehow I feel even more ambivalent. Rashi even suggests that not every generation actually needed this reminder. 例如, there were so few failures of faith in the world during Hizkiyahu 和 Shimon bar Yohai’s generations that God didn’t even need the reminder. 我为那几代人感到高兴, 但我会在本周开车回家的路上指出这一点, I even saw a second rainbow - so I am guessing that the perfect record has been broken in our era.
如果彩虹意味着上帝会记得, 和 if there were even a couple of generations that had NO rainbows (according to Rashi), 那么当澳门赌场信誉平台什么都没看到的时候，澳门赌场信誉平台应该担心吗? This is certainly a concern because the rainbow is a rare enough occasion to warrant it being posted on all of our social media feeds! Can we then get God to 记得澳门赌场信誉平台 when we are feeling desperate 和 与out hope?
12th century Spanish commentator 和 philosopher Abraham Ibn Ezra comes to the rescue on this last question. 他解释说，当Gen. 9:16暗示着什么时候弓会在云里, 澳门赌场信誉平台应该按照希伯来语的意思来读永摩，永摩，永摩，永摩，永摩
.意思是，弓在云里，虽然有时是隐藏的. 即使澳门赌场信誉平台 不
看到彩虹, 和 even if we have moments when we feel that God has forgotten us, 澳门赌场信誉平台必须知道神能够也确实看见了他与澳门赌场信誉平台所立的约 将
所以我要上路了, 当然是盯着路看, 但也要保持我的头在那里的彩虹, 就在澳门赌场信誉平台所有人的头上. 愿这个安息日成为澳门赌场信誉平台所有人的和平日. 安息日您好.