Portion Noah - How to Dance in Two Weddings at One Time

 Portion Noah - How to Dance in Two Weddings at One Time
Please note the below cartoon is from my friend Ernie
- and it makes a political statement with humor-
Did Noah dance before the flood or aftr - or both?
Or did he dance on Two Sides of the Ocean that his boat crossed?
What portions of the Torah
Do you believe - or want to believe?
Here is some recent finding to validate parts of bible history !
Wed, October 26, 2022 at 2:36 PM  BAGHDAD (AP) — Archaeologists in northern Iraq last week unearthed 2,700-year-old rock carvings featuring war scenes and trees from the Assyrian Empire, an archaeologist said Wednesday.

The carvings on marble slabs were discovered by a team of experts ... working to restore the site of the ancient Mashki Gate, which was bulldozed by Islamic State group militants in 2016 ..... (they were) surprised by discovering “eight murals with inscriptions, decorative drawings and writings.... in one of the largest gates of Nineveh, an ancient Assyrian city

(Remember the Jonah story as well as King Hezekiah and Isaiah stories).

 The discovered carvings show, among other things, a fighter preparing to fire an arrow while others show palm trees.

“The writings show that these murals were built or made during the reign of King Sanecherib who ruled from 705 to 681 BC (and exiled the 10 tribes of Northern Israel but could not conquer Jerusalem - despite some of his claims).

The Islamic State group overran large parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014 and carried out a campaign of systematic destruction of invaluable archaeological sites in both countries. The extremists vandalized museums and destroyed major archaeological sites in their fervor to erase history across the country, where Sumerians, Babylonian and Assyrian (and JEWS) once lived - including ABRAHAM   AND  Mordechai and Esther and MANY EXILED JEWS

Back to Noah -
How did he dance on One wedding and Make it Look Like 2?
Or did Noah CHANGE after the flood (when he got drunk?
We need to look at ancient Medrashim, because
the medrash said he took with him on the Ark
 vines to plant grapes the minute the flood would be over,
another medrash said he planted them only when he saw the devastation and losses after the flood Which Changed Him!
A friend of mine recalled as a child seeing waves - after a hurricane -
and being frightened for people in the water.
Things like the above should add to one's BibleBeliefQuotient...
Rabbi Carlebach said the tragedy of Noah was that he
Did Not Cry enough! Or maybe his kids just didn't listen...
Leaving us with need for the below cartoon.
As the HAFtorah we read this shabbat implies - from the prophegt Isaiah
that we need to look at the flood as a GIFT - (a teaching tool?) As
another chance after a perverse world which corrupted everything
to Start to Correct Things!
Shabbat Shalom
Rabbi Andy Eichenholz