Escaping the Flood - into the Word
25 October 2022
In this discourse of Sedra Noah, 1964, the Rebbe quotes Song of Songs 'many waters cannot quench love' which is explained as meaning that even the many waters , the Flood of anxieties about one's daily business, cannot quench the love of the individual for the Divine. Noah escaped the Flood by entering the Ark, Tevah in Hebrew, which also means 'word'.
The Baal Shem Tov taught that we escape by entering the words of Torah and Prayer. The discourse focuses on Prayer and the need for deep contemplative prayer which enables the person to express their love for the Divine.