Friday, October 31, 2008
Meta d'var Torah on Parshat Noach
I would propose that the "one speech" (d'varim achadim) is a hint that everyone was giving the same d'var Torah, resulting in the beginning of the end of the Babylonian project. The languages were confused so that nobody would understand each other and they might come up with some original ideas.
The story was placed in Parshat Noach as a warning to future generations. It didn't work.
PSA: Save the world! If you're giving a d'var torah this week, avoid the Rashi on the first verse of the parsha at all costs.