/ 1 Cheshvan 5774
Parashat Noach is the 2nd weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.
Noach (“Noah”) begins as God decides to destroy mankind with a flood. At God’s command, the righteous Noah builds an ark, where Noah, his family, and select animals survive the flood. Noah’s children bear children, and several generations develop. God confounds the speech of people building the Tower of Babel. 
Haftarah for Ashkenazim*:
· 24 p’sukim
*Shabbat Rosh Chodesh
Haftarah for Sephardim*: Isaiah 54:1-10 · 10 p’sukim
Alternate Haftarah: Isaiah 54:11-55:5 · 12 p’sukim