Parashat Bereshit (Genesis)
The first parasha of the Torah ends with a very interesting verse. It is a prelude to what we will be reading in the following parasha, Noah.
It is written (Genesis 6:8) “But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord”; in Hebrew, ונח מצא חן בעיני ה"
If you carefully read the Hebrew, Noach was able to find his opposite; in Hebrew, “favor” is “Noach” written backwards. He is the only character in the Bible who found his “opposite.”
Think for a minute who or what is your exact opposite, your “rival”.
If you found your opposite, now find favor in his/her eyes and you may save the whole world.
In memory of my beloved mother and teacher Miriam Rachel bat Israel Itzchak Z"L