NOAH was found not guilty of crimes against humanity in a London School of Jewish Studies courtroom-style debate by an online and in-person audience on Sunday.
Using rabbinic sources, counsel for the prosecution Anthony Meltzer, QC, argued that, unlike Abraham, who prayed for the wicked inhabitants of Sodom and Gemorrah and saved his generation, Noah made “no attempt at intercession” to save anyone outside his own family.
He accused him of “criminal negligence” and “abrogation of responsibility for not spreading the word of God”, having an “I’m all right, Jack” attitude and “only a basic survival instinct”.
Barrister Rachel Marcus went even further, accusing Noah of being responsible for the birth of patriarchy and ultimately the catastrophic climate change we are now encountering.
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