November 17, 2018

Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Noach with Rabbi Sarah Hronsky

Our guest this week is Rabbi Sarah Hronsky, leader of Temple Beth Hillel in Valley Village, LA. Rabbi Hronsky was ordained a rabbi by Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC) of Los Angeles in 2003. While at HUC, she earned two masters degrees: one in Hebrew Letters and the other in Jewish Communal Service. A major focus of her rabbinic studies was the Jewish tradition’s view of persons with disabilities. Rabbi Hronsky serves as Secretary on the Board of Rabbis of Southern California.

This week's Torah portion – Parashat Noach (Genesis 6:9-11:32) – features the famous story of Noah's ark and of the great flood, as well as the story of the Tower of Babel. Our discussion focuses on the powerful notion of one language for all humanity, on the good and the bad aspects of such a language.

Our past discussions of Noach:

Rabbi Lucy Dinner on Noah’s curious proclivity toward alcohol

Rabbi Mishael Zion on Noah as a precursor to Abraham