The First Startup: Family by Sivan Rahav Meir

The First Startup: Family by Sivan Rahav Meir

After the Flood, the words “their families” appear in the Torah for the first time.

After humanity was wiped-out in the Flood on account of moral corruption, violence, disloyalty and lack of the ability to commit – suddenly comes this word, family: “…after their families they went forth out of the ark.”

From the ark exited the start-up with which humanity could move onward.

There are commentators who explain that this is the same start-up saving people from the Flood to this very day.

The family is today’s Noah’s Ark: the connection to previous generations, to our spouses, to coming generations, despite all the hardships and challenges.

A wise person once told me regarding his family: “The limiting of my desires for other people’s desires is the only way to build character.”

An ant doesn’t have a Grandma, an elephant doesn’t have a cousin, but in the family of man – meaningful, substantial family connections are being built, starting from the Book of Genesis and onward.

This is part of being created in the image of G-d.

This is what corrects our middot (character traits) and teaches us patience and respect.

Family provides energy, meaning, the wind in our sails over the turbulent seas of life.

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  1. I totally love this message!
    thank you

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