24 Oct 2014 Parshas Noach
Especially as we begin our journey through the books of Bereishis and Shemos, it’s easy to be creative.
Hashem told Noach to build 3 floors on the ark (Bereishis 6:16), and Rashi explains (ibid) that the top was for people, the middle for the animals, and the bottom for refuse.
We see from here that Hashem didn’t only save Noach and his family – he was concerned for their comfort and honor during the year they spent living on the ark. Man’s existence should always be b’kavodik (honorable); and so, even a floor for refuse was included in the building plans!
We must be sure to always be concerned about the honor and dignity of our fellow man. As the Sages teach – Who is honorable? One who honors every person (Avos 4:1).
Wishing you a good Shabos!