The rabbis understood that living in a society permeated by a toxic ideology requires us to actively and frequently negate the dominant culture.
Noah knows what it’s like to quarantine. In the most obvious and perhaps even absurd way, Noah understands what it means to be trapped inside with the entire family and all of the world’s animals (Hey, we could have it worse, right?). He knows what it feels like to gather what you need, go inside, and shut the door.
While America struggled with questions of systemic racism, I listened as the Talmud described categories of damage caused by oxen.