Zohar Noach Section 1 - Noach and the Ark

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Zohar Noach Section 1 - Noach and the Ark


The Zohar reveals secrets within the literal story of Noah and the Ark. Noah embodies the Sfirot of Yesod. The Ark is a metaphor for our world of Malchut. The sins of this generation literally separated the Malchut from Yesod, which was its source of Light. This is the mystery behind the flood's destruction. Any disconnection from Light produces darkness, and from within this darkness chaos and destruction emerge. Reading this section helps bond Malchut with Yesod. It is comparable to the simple action of throwing a light switch and banishing the darkness in a room. Moreover, by reading these passages we arouse spiritual forces of Light to combat and eradicate the present day negative actions of society that once again are beginning to sever the link between the Malchut and Yesod.

Pasook 1. from the Zohar Commentary on Parasha Noach

רַבִּי חִיָּיא פְּתַח, וְעַמֵּךְ כֻּלָּם צַדִּיקִים לְעוֹלָם יִירְשׁוּ אֶרֶץ נֵצֶר מַטָּעַי מַעֲשֵׂה יָדַי לְהִתְפָּאֵר, זַכָּאִין אִינוּן יִשְׂרָאֵל, דְּמִשְׁתַּדְּלֵי בְּאוֹרַיְיתָא, וְיָדְעֵי אָרְחִין דְּאוֹרַיְיתָא, דִּבְגִינָהּ יִזְכּוּן לְעָלְמָא דְאָתֵי.

"These are the generations of Noah..." (Beresheet 6:9). Rabbi Chiya opened the discussion with the verses: "NOAH WAS A RIGHTEOUS MAN", AND, "Your people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land forever; they shall be the branch of My planting, the work of My hands, that I may be glorified" (Yeshayah 60:21). A WAS RAISED AFTER THE STATEMENT, "THESE ARE THE GENERATIONS OF NOAH," THE TEXT SHOULD HAVE CONTINUED, 'SHEM, HAM, AND JAPHETH.' IT SHOULD NOT HAVE ENDED WITH "NOAH WAS A RIGHTEOUS MAN." HE FURTHER STATED: Happy are Yisrael, who occupy themselves with the Torah and are familiar with its paths, through which they will merit the World to Come.

chanoch's Commentary

We need to ask the question "What does it man to be Righteous - a Tzadik?" The simplest and most profound answer to this question, in my opinion, is "Someone who does the Right thing". This leads to the next question, "How do we know if something was done the Right way?" This answer is something that takes time to develop since we may think an action was done correctly and then find out that a week to a lifetime later that it was done incorrectly. One of the criteria for a Kabbalists, in my opinion, is that the teaching of the Kabbalist creates unification and the Kabbalists is able to see what is the impact of the words they choose to use. In essence the Right Thing is based on someone's intuition and from the outside does the teaching create unity? From this we see that the teaching's of the Church is not from a Kabbalist. We can see that the Kabbalists might have been misinterpreted and this is probably true yet a true Kabbalists will know if that would be happening and add cautions to protect the teachings from these effects. To be a Tzadik means to do the right thing that creates unity and avoids separation. To be righteous also has an element of truthfulness as well. Something can not be truth and also create separation. We learn this from the essence of the Torah which is the essence of HaShem. Please contemplate this statement and determine for your selves if this is correct and truth for you.

Pasook 2. from the Zohar Commentary on Parasha Noach

תָּא חֲזֵי, כָּל יִשְׂרָאֵל אִית לוֹן חוּלָקָא לְעָלְמָא דְאָתֵי, מַאי טַעְמָא, בְּגִין דְּנָטְרִין בְּרִית דְּעָלְמָא אִתְקַיֵּים עֲלֵיהּ, כד"א אִם לֹא בְרִיתִי יוֹמָם וָלָיְלָה חֻקּוֹת שָׁמַיִם וָאָרֶץ לֹא שָׂמְתִּי. וְעַל דָּא, יִשְׂרָאֵל דְּנָטְרֵי בְּרִית, וְקַבִּילוּ לֵיהּ, אִית לוֹן חוּלָקָא בְּעָלְמָא דְאָתֵי.

Come and behold! All Yisrael have a portion in the World to Come. Why is this so? Because they observe the covenant on which the world is established. This is as it is written in the verse: "If My covenant be not day and night, it were as if I had not appointed the ordinance of heaven and earth" (Yirmeyah 33:25), MEANING THAT YISRAEL KEEP IN HOLINESS THE COVENANT OF CIRCUMCISION BY NEVER DESECRATING IT WITH SPILLING OF SEMEN IN VAIN, OR BY SEXUAL IMMORAL BEHAVIOR. Therefore, Yisrael, who has accepted the covenant and observe it, have a portion in the World to Come.

chanoch's Commentary

What is sexual immoral behavior? It is the regulations dealing with Chapter 18 and 20 of Leviticus that deal with what is revered to as the laws of incest. To my memory there is no description relating to wasting seed. This is because the proper education of a young man is to develop control over his muscles that ejaculate sperm so that he does not have that happen. This is what is no longer being taught to the young men of Israel and needs to be developed as teaching in the near future. We are taught in the Advanced Reincarnation Classes and also in the Midrash that the Righteous people like the Children of Jacob wasted seed. There is a negative effect from this action yet it is not cutting the person off from the Creator as the Talmud teaches. this is my opinion as it relates to the current teachings of the Religious World which received these teachings from the Church and its influence.

Pasook 3. from the Zohar Commentary on Parasha Noach

וְלֹא עוֹד, אֶלָּא בְּגִין כָךְ אִקְרוּן צַדִּיקִים, מִכָּאן אוֹלִיפְנָא, כָּל מָאן דְּנָטִיר הַאי בְּרִית, דְּעָלְמָא אִתְקַיַּים עֲלֵיהּ, אִקְרֵי צַדִּיק. מְנָא לָן מִיּוֹסֵף, בְּגִין דְּנָטַר לֵיהּ לִבְרִית עָלְמָא, זָכָה דְאִקְרֵי צַדִּיק, וְעַל כָּךְ, וְעַמֵּךְ כֻּלָּם צַדִּיקִים לְעוֹלָם יִירְשׁוּ אָרֶץ.

Furthermore, as a result, they are called 'righteous.' We deduce from this that whoever observes the covenant upon which the world is established is called 'righteous.' How do we know this? We know this from Joseph, who observed the everlasting covenant BY NOT MATING WITH HIS MASTER'S WIFE, and was therefore called 'righteous.' And this is why it is written: "Your people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land forever." Rabbi Chiya thus explained the verse, "Noah was a righteous man," as meaning that Noah observed the covenant. For this reason, his offspring have continuity. The verse thus states: "These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man;" because his righteousness and the continuity of his children are connected.

chanoch's Commentary

The covenant between Heaven and Earth relates to having the seed be ejaculated into a proper vessel. There is much to contemplate in this Pasook since the sins of the Children do apply to the parents when dealing with the judgments of people in Shamyim. We know this from the Prophecies of Zacheria dealing with the marriage of the High Priests children to non Jewish women. Why is that a problem? Because the wifes will influence the husband and cause corruption in the teachings as has happened over the centuries.

Pasook 4. from the Zohar Commentary on Parasha Noach

רַבִּי אֶלְעָזָר אֲמַר, אֵלֶּה בְּכָל אֲתַר פָּסַל אֶת הָרִאשׁוֹנִים תָּנִינָן וכו', מַה כְּתִיב לְעֵילָא בְּפָרְשָׁתָא דִבְרֵאשִׁית, וְנָהָר יוֹצֵא מֵעֵדֶן לְהַשְׁקוֹת אֶת הַגָּן וּמִשָּׁם יִפָּרֵד וגו'. הַהוּא נָהָר דְּנָגִיד וְנָפִיק, וְעַיֵּיל לְגִנְתָּא, וְאַשְׁקֵי לֵיהּ מִשַּׁקְיוּ דִלְעֵילָא, וְעָבֵיד לֵיהּ נַיְיחָא, וְעָבֵיד אִיבִּין, וְרַבֵּי זָרְעִין, וְהוּא כְּדֵין נַיְיחָא לְכֹלָא, וְדָא נַיְיחָא לֵיהּ לְגִנְתָּא, וְדָא עָבֵיד נַיְיחָא בֵּיהּ, כד"א כִּי בוֹ שָׁבַת, וּכְתִיב וַיִּשְׁבּוֹת בַּיּוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי, וְדָא רָזָא דְמִלָּה, דָּא עָבֵיד תּוֹלְדוֹת וְלָא אָחֳרָא.

Rabbi Elazar said that we have learned that whenever the term "These (Heb. eleh)" appears, it always annuls something previously mentioned. Now, it is written in the portion of Beresheet, "And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted" (Beresheet 2:10). THIS MEANS THAT this river, WHICH IS YESOD, is drawn and comes out of Eden, which is Chochmah, and enters the garden, WHICH IS MALCHUT, to water it from the supernal waters and bring it pleasure, making it produce fruit and seed. This gives satisfaction to everyone. The garden is pleased WITH ITS FRUIT, which brings pleasure to the river, BECAUSE IT MADE THE FRUIT. As it is written: "Because in it He rested" (Ibid. 3), MEANING "IN THE RIVER," WHICH IS YESOD. And it is also written: "And He rested on the seventh day" (Ibid. 2), MEANING IN THE GARDEN WHICH IS MALCHUT. AS RABBI ELAZAR EXPLAINED, THE WORD "RESTED" IS DERIVED FROM 'REST' AND 'SATISFACTION'. This is the secret of the matter OF THE RIVER THAT COMES OUT OF EDEN MEANING YESOD, for it produces offspring, and no other Sfirah can produce any fruit.

chanoch's Commentary

The Torah is now explaining that the idea of not ejaculating into an improper vessel is now related to differently for the three children of Noach. That is why it teaches that these or elah relates to rest and satisfaction. There is much to learn in this Pasook about the metaphors of a river going out of Eden.

Pasook 5. from the Zohar Commentary on Parasha Noach

תָּא חֲזֵי, כְּגַוְונָא דָא, נֹחַ לְתַתָּא, קְיָימָא קַדִּישָׁא הֲוָה, דּוּגְמָא דִלְעֵילָא, וְע"ד אִקְרֵי אִישׁ הָאֲדָמָה, וְרָזָא אוֹלִיפְנָא, דְּהָא נֹחַ אִצְטְרִיךְ לְתֵיבָה, לְאִתְחַבְּרָא בָּהּ, וּלְקַיְימָא זַרְעָא דְּכוֹלָּא, דִּכְתִיב לְחַיּוֹת זֶרַע.

Come and behold: so it was with Noah below. Noah was the sacred covenant below, as YESOD, OR THE RIVER THAT COMES OUT OF EDEN, is above. And he is called "Man of the earth," BECAUSE THE EARTH REFERS TO MALCHUT AND YESOD IS MALCHUT'S MAN. So now we have learned a secret, that Noah needed the ark, WHICH ALLUDES TO MALCHUT, so he could unite with it and preserve the seed of the whole world. As it is written: "to keep seed alive" (Beresheet 7:3).

chanoch's Commentary

The Name Noach relates to comfort as we know. It also is related to the phrase of Nestar Chochmah or "concealed wisdom". This is the concealment of the wisdom due to the crown of the male organ being concealed in the female organ.

Pasook 6. from the Zohar Commentary on Parasha Noach

מָאן תֵּיבָה, דָּא אֲרוֹן הַבְּרִית, וְנֹחַ וְתֵיבָה לְתַתָּא, הָכֵי הֲווֹ, כְּדוּגְמָא דִלְעֵילָא. נֹחַ כְּתִיב בֵּיהּ בְּרִית, דִּכְתִיב וַהֲקִימוֹתִי אֶת בְּרִיתִי אִתָּךְ וגו', וְעַד דְּאִתְקַיַּים בֵּיהּ בְּרִית, לָא עָיֵיל לְתֵיבוּתָא, דִּכְתִיב וַהֲקִימוֹתִי אֶת בְּרִיתִי אִתָּךְ וּבָאתָ אֶל הַתֵּיבָה, וּכְדֵין הֲוָה תֵּיבָה אֲרוֹן הַבְּרִית.

RABBI ELAZAR ASKS: What is the ark? AND HE ANSWERS: It is the ark, WHICH IS MALCHUT, of the covenant AFTER SHE RECEIVES YESOD, WHICH IS CALLED THE COVENANT WITHIN HER. And Noah and the ark below were like YESOD AND MALCHUT above, BECAUSE the covenant is mentioned in relation to Noah, as it is written: "And I will establish My covenant with you" (Beresheet 6:18). As long as the covenant was not established in Noah, he did not enter the ark, as it is written: "And I will establish my covenant with you; and you shall come into the ark." Only then does the ark become the ark of the covenant, meaning that after the ark received and accepted Noah the righteous, who is the covenant, it became the ark of the covenant.

chanoch's Commentary

In order to enter the Ark the hymen must be broken. This is the meaning of the code words. What is the Hymen of Malchut? It is a level of consciousness that relates to being internal versus external. These are code words for male and female and there is much to learn from this discussion.

Pasook 7. from the Zohar Commentary on Parasha Noach

תֵּיבָה וְנֹחַ, כֹּלָּא כְּגַוְונָא דִלְעֵילָא, וּבְגִין דְּהַאי בְּרִית לְעֵילָא הוּא עָבִיד תּוֹלְדוֹת, כְּגַוְונָא דָא נֹחַ, אִיהוּ עָבִיד תּוֹלְדוֹת. בְּגִינֵי כָּךְ אֵלֶּה תּוֹלְדוֹת נֹחַ.

So the ark and Noah are completely, as are MALCHUT AND THE COVENANT above. And because the covenant above brings forth offspring, so Noah begets generations. That is why IT IS WRITTEN: "These are the generations of Noah." This is to teach us that like the covenant above, which is Yesod of Atzilut, Noah bore everlasting generations, because he merited the holy covenant, and Yesod of Atzilut, which is called the covenant, rests upon him.

chanoch's Commentary

When older couples unite in sexual unity they assist the development of souls from the Creator. This is what is taught in the advanced Reincarnation classes by the ARIzal.

Pasook 8. from the Zohar Commentary on Parasha Noach

נֹחַ אִישׁ צַדִּיק, הָכֵי הוּא וַדַּאי, כְּגַוְונָא דִלְעֵילָא, וְעַל דָּא וְצַדִּיק יְסוֹד עוֹלָם כְּתִיב, וְאַרְעָא עַל דָּא אִתְקָיְימַת, דְּהָא אִיהוּ, עַמּוּדָא דְּעָלְמָא קָיְימָא עֲלֵיהּ. וּמָאן אִיהוּ, דָּא צַדִּיק, וְנֹחַ אִקְרֵי צַדִּיק לְתַתָּא.

"Noah was a righteous man." This is assuredly so, for his righteousness corresponds to YESOD above. That is why it is written: "the righteous are the foundation (Heb. Yesod) of the world" (Mishlei 10:25), and the earth, WHICH IS MALCHUT, is established upon him. He is the pillar that upholds the world, WHICH IS MALCHUT. THAT IS WHY HE IS CALLED THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD. And what is THIS YESOD? It is the Righteous. Thus, Noah is the righteous below, among the souls. And hence it is written: "Noah was a righteous man" to teach us that the world is maintained by him.

chanoch's Commentary

This is not consistent with the midrashim dealing with Noach having trouble with his grandson Caanan and his son Ham. i have not learned how to reconcile this yet.

Pasook 9. from the Zohar Commentary on Parasha Noach

וְרָזָא דְכֹלָא, אֶת הָאֱלֹהִים הִתְהַלֶּךְ נֹחַ דַּיְיקָא, דְּלָא אִתְפְּרַשׁ מִנֵּיהּ לְעָלְמִין, וּלְמֶהֱוֵי הוּא בְּאַרְעָא, כְּגַוְונָא דִלְעֵילָא, אִישׁ צַדִּיק, יְסוֹדָא דְעָלְמָא, בְּרִית שָׁלוֹם שְׁלָמָא דְּעָלְמָא, אִישׁ הָאֲדָמָה וַדַּאי, וְעַל דָּא, וְנֹחַ מָצָא חֵן בְּעֵינֵי ה'.

And the secret of all this is revealed in the words, "And Noah walked with Elohim" (Beresheet 6:9), which mean to teach us that he never separated himself from Him, FROM MALCHUT. And he merited being called a righteous man on earth, as did the supernal Yesod, the foundation of the world.' He is the covenant of peace and the peace of the world. Thus, he is called "man of the earth," MEANING THE 'HUSBAND' OF THE EARTH. And that is why the verse is written: "Noah found favor in the eyes of Hashem" (Ibid. 8).

chanoch's Commentary

How can someone be more connected to HaShem. There are two sources of man - Cain and Abel. Cain is the first born and needs more Tikune due to this fact. We usually do not ask the question about how come HaShem walks differently with different people. It is because we people deal differently with HaShem. This is something to learn expressly. You want your life to be different with / from HaShem you need to deal differently with HaShem.

Pasook 10. from the Zohar Commentary on Parasha Noach

תָּמִים הָיָה בְּדוֹרוֹתָיו, מַאי בְּדוֹרוֹתָיו, אִלֵין אִינוּן דְּנָפְקוּ מִנֵּיהּ, הוּא אַשְׁלִים לְכָלְהוֹ, וְהוּא הֲוָה שְׁלִים מִכָּלְהוֹ, תָּמִים הָיָה דְּאִתְיְילִיד מָהוּל, דִּכְתִיב הִתְהַלֵּךְ לְפָנַי וֶהֱיֵה תָמִים. בְּדוֹרוֹתָיו, וְלֹא בְּדָרִין דְּעָלְמָא, דְּהָא מִנֵּיהּ נְפָקוּ תּוֹלְדוֹת בְּעָלְמָא.

RABBI ELAZAR ASKS: What is the meaning of "his generations" IN THE VERSE "perfect in his generations?" AND HE REPLIES THAT they are his descendants, who issued from him, all of whom he perfected THROUGH HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS and by whom he was also perfected. IN OTHER WORDS, THE VERSE "PERFECT IN HIS GENERATIONS" HAS TWO MEANINGS: (A) HIS WHOLENESS PERFECTED ALL THE GENERATIONS THAT DESCENDED FROM HIM, AND (B) HE WAS PERFECTED BY THE GENERATIONS THAT DESCENDED FROM HIM. ANOTHER EXPLANATION IS THAT Perfect MEANS that he was born circumcised. As it is written: "Walk before Me and be perfect" (Beresheet 17:1), MEANING CIRCUMCISED. "In his generations" includes only Noah's descendants and not the generations in the world in general because they descended from him. In other words, even though the verse means that he was perfect in all the generations of the world, it says "his generations" to indicate that all the generations of the world are his, as they all descend from him.

chanoch's Commentary

Noach was not yet complete since He needed to learn to pray for others even if he thought or knew he oduld not fix them. Like Sodom and Amorah. Yet he is called perfect in his generations. This means that there was no lacking within the nations that would come from Noach. All 73 nations meaning all Nations of wisdom would descend through his 3 sons.

Pasook 11. from the Zohar Commentary on Parasha Noach

תָּא חֲזֵי, נֹחַ אִתְחַזֵּי מִיּוֹמָא דְּאִתְבְּרֵי עָלְמָא, לְמֶהֱוֵי בְּתֵיבָה בְּחִבּוּרָא חַד, וּלְמֵיעַל בָּהּ. וְעַד לָא אִתְחַבְּרוּ כַּחֲדָא, לָא הֲוָה עָלְמָא כִּדְקָא יָאוֹת, לְבָתַר מַה כְּתִיב וּמֵאֵלֶּה נָפְצָה כָּל הָאָרֶץ, מַהוּ נָפְצָה, כְּמָה דְאַתְּ אָמֵר וּמִשָּׁם יִפָּרֶד, דְּמִתַּמָּן אִשְׁתְּכַח פְּרוֹדָא, וְאִתְבַּדָּרוּ תּוֹלְדוֹת לְכָל סִטְרִין.

Come and behold: from the day the world was created, Noah was destined to be joined in union with and to enter the ark. And until they were joined as one, the world had not reached a fully stable condition. And as soon as this occurred, it is written: "From these was the whole earth overspread" (Beresheet 9:19). What is meant by "overspread?" These words are analogous to the verse: "and from thence the river parted" (Beresheet 2:10), meaning that spreading out is similar to the supernal ark, which is the secret of the Garden. For from that point in the text onward, we find the separation and diffusion of progeny into all quarters of the world. THIS MEANS that after they were perfected in the ark, they were able to come forth and exist in the world of separation without being annihilated, as was the generation of the Great Flood.

chanoch's Commentary

Noach perfected himself and his progeny by entering the Ark. he did this in a peaceful manner since the generations came forth in a peaceful way. Why did not Ham harm his father and why was Canaan receiving the effect is not made clear to us from the Torah or the Midrash.

Pasook 12. from the Zohar Commentary on Parasha Noach

וְכֹלָּא חַד, כְּדוּגְמָא חָדָא, בְּגִינֵי כָךְ, אֵלֶּה תּוֹלְדוֹת נֹחַ, אֵלֶּה וַדַּאי, דְּהָא יְסוֹדָא דְעָלְמָא אִיהוּ, דְּעָבִיד תּוֹלְדוֹת, לְקָיְימָא בְּאַרְעָא. אָתָא רַבִּי אַבָּא וּנְשָׁקֵיהּ, אֲמַר אַרְיָא בְּחֵילֵיהּ טִינָרָא נָקִיב וְתָבַר. כָּךְ הוּא וַדַּאי. וְתָּא חֲזֵי מִשִּׁיעוּרָא דְּתֵיבוּתָא, אוֹף נָמֵי הָכֵי הוּא. תוספתא

And all is one and one is like the other, BECAUSE THE BRANCHES BELOW ARE SIMILAR TO THEIR ROOTS ABOVE. So THE VERSE STATES, "These are the generations of Noah." "These" SURELLY ANNULS THAT THE FORMER GENERATIONS THAT DID NOT SURVIVE IN THE WORLD. Only Yesod (the foundation) of the world, WHICH IS NOAH, produced the fruit that still exists in the world. Rabbi Aba approached and kissed RABBI ELAZAR saying, 'The lion in his might has pierced through the rock and broke it asunder,' MEANING THAT IT WAS HARD AS A ROCK FOR HIM TO UNDERSTAND THE INNER MEANING OF THESE VERSES, BUT RABBI ELAZAR REMOVED ALL THE DIFFICULTIES HE HAD IN COMPREHENDING THE TEXT. All this is certainly true, BECAUSE ALL THAT HAS BEEN SAID ABOUT NOAH AND THE ARK BELOW CORRESPONDS TO THEIR SUPERNAL ROOTS IN THE WORLD OF ATZILUT ABOVE. Even the measurements of the ark correspond to their roots above.

chanoch's Commentary

The measurements of the Ark have specific meaning yet this is not revealed by the zohar directly. We have to determine the meaning of these dimensions ourselves.

Pasook 13. from the Zohar Commentary on Parasha Noach

לָמָּה נֹחַ נֹחַ תְּרֵי זִמְנֵי, אֶלָּא כָּל צַדִּיק וְצַדִּיק דִּי בְּעָלְמָא אִית לֵיהּ תְּרֵין רוּחִין, רוּחָא חַד בְּעָלְמָא דֵין, וְרוּחָא חַד בְּעָלְמָא דְאָתֵי וְהָכֵי תִּשְׁכַּח בְּכָלְהוֹ צַדִּיקֵי, מֹשֶׁה מֹשֶׁה. יַעֲקֹב יַעֲקֹב. אַבְרָהָם אַבְרָהָם. שְׁמוּאֵל שְׁמוּאֵל. שֵׁם שֵׁם. בַּר מִיִּצְחָק דְּלָא כְתִיב בֵּיהּ, כְּמָה דִכְתִיב בְּהוֹ, בְּגִין דְּיִצְחָק בְּשַׁעֲתָא דְּאִתְקְרַב עַל גַּבֵּי מַדְבְּחָא, נָפְקַת נִשְׁמָתֵיהּ דַּהֲוַת בֵּיהּ בְּהַאי עָלְמָא, וְכֵיוָן דְּאִתְּמָר בֵּיהּ בְּאַבְרָהָם בָּרוּךְ מְחַיֵּה הַמֵּתִים, תָּבַת בֵּיהּ נִשְׁמָתֵיהּ דְּעָלְמָא דְּאָתֵי. בְּגִין דָּא תִּשְׁכַּח דְּלָא יִיחֵד קֻדְשָׁא בְּרִיךְ הוּא שְׁמֵיהּ אֶלָּא עַל יִצְחָק, בְּגִין דְּאִתְחַשַּׁב כְּמֵת, וְעַל דָּא רָמַז קְרָא וַאֲמַר הֵן בִּקְדוֹשָׁיו לֹא יַאֲמִין וגו'.

RABBI ELAZAR ASKS: Why is "Noah Noah" (Beresheet 6:9) written twice? AND HE ANSWERS: Each and every righteous person in the world has two spirits. One stays in this world, while the other is in the World to Come. And so we find that the Holy One, blessed be He, named all the righteous twice: "Moses, Moses" (Shemot 3:4), "Jacob, Jacob" (Beresheet 46:2), "Abraham, Abraham" (Beresheet 22:11), "Samuel, Samuel" (I Shmuel 3:10) with the exception of Isaac. He is not named twice because when he approached the altar to be sacrificed, the soul that was within him in this world left him. And because it is said of Abraham, "blessed are You who resurrect the dead" THAT IS, "LAY NOT YOUR HAND UPON THE LAD" (BERESHEET 22:12), AFTER HE HAD LIFTED HIS HAND, INTENDING TO SLAY HIS CHILD, so only the soul of the World to Come was returned to him. AND THAT IS WHY HE IS NOT NAMED TWICE, 'ISAAC, ISAAC'. And that is why you shall find that the name of the Holy One, blessed be He, was not unified UPON ANY OTHER RIGHTEOUS PERSON DURING HIS LIFETIME. It was unified only on Isaac, because he was already considered as dead. FOR HE HAD NO SOUL OF THIS WORLD, ONLY THAT OF THE World to Come. He was like those whopass away from this world. The verse therefore states: "Behold, He puts no trust in His holy ones" (Iyov 15:15) because He does not unify His name on the righteous during their lifetimes.

chanoch's Commentary

We learn a spiritual lesson from this Pasook. As long as we are in this world we can make mistakes and loose everything we have, depending on the seriousness of the mistake.

Pasook 14. from the Zohar Commentary on Parasha Noach

דָּבָר אֲחֵר אֵלֶּה תּוֹלְדוֹת, בְּגִין דַּהֲוָה צַדִּיק שַׁבַּח לֵיהּ תְּרֵי זִמְנֵי, תָּמִים הָיָה בְּדוֹרוֹתָיו, אֲבָל בְּדָרִין אַחֲרָנִין אֵינוֹ נֶחְשַׁב לִכְלוּם, כְּמוֹ דָרָא דְאַבְרָהָם, וְדָרָא דְמֹשֶׁה וְדָרָא דְּדָוִד. דָּבָר אַחֵר חָמֵי מַאי עָבַד בְּדָרָא דְּכָלְהוֹ חַיָּיבִים, קַל וָחוֹמֶר אִלּוּ הָיָה בְּדָרָא דְּכוֹלְהוֹ צַדִּיקִים. עַד כָּאן

A different explanation given OF THE WORDS "NOAH, NOAH" is that because he was righteous, He praised him twice BY CALLING HIM "NOAH, NOAH." THAT IS, "perfect in his generations," but if he had lived in any other generation, such as that of Abraham or Moses or King David, then he would not have been considered at all. Still another explanation is that if this is what he was able to perform in a generation in which all were wicked, how much more he could have done in a generation in which all were righteous.(End of the Tosefta)

chanoch's Commentary

We learn here another spiritual lesson. Our surroundings both the physical location and the people that impacts us and surround us help form who we are and who we become.