A husband suddenly undertakes a massive construction project. Rain begins to fall and does not stop. Everyone you know is left behind as you sail away with your family in a boat full of animals.
Though the star of this story as told in the Torah is Noah, none of us is a supporting actor in our own lives. How would Noah’s wife feel about this episode? Would she worry about her husband, who suddenly hears the voice of God and begins building a giant boat? Would she feel resent the fact that she’s never spoken to directly? And after the earth dried, would she have survivor’s guilt, thinking of all the friends and family who drowned? Imagine being the wife of Noah. How would you feel?