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The Other Midrash

The first different kind of Midrash Rabbi Jack share in our last class today the class Bill Cosby recording about Noah and the Ark. There's actually three segments: Noah and the Lord, Noah and the neighbor, and You and Me, Lord! 

The rabbi offered these as an example of a narrative expansion. Of course, Cosby's comedic genius shines, but think about how Noah reacted? With Disbelief. RIGHT! Both the Lord and Noah had an uncertain but definite partnership. 

Listen for how Cosby uses the creative introduction of anachronisms such as the beel, 'parked in the driveway,' Tarzan and Candid Camera.

Bill Cosby, in his own way, demonstrates the value of spoken (oral) Torah. Enjoy!