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How did all the animals fit in Noah’s Ark?

Question: How did all the animals fit into the Teyva (lit. box, known as Noah’s Ark)?

Answer: Is it clear that there wasn’t enough room? The ark was really big. But if you’re right and there wasn’t, maybe it was miraculous. The Talmud discusses other cases where things took up less space than they should, like the ark in the holy of holies, and the Jewish nation living in the Land of Israel. Inside the ark was a situation of enormous, extraordinary Divine providence, as was the holy of holies. In such situations, the boundaries of the finite weaken as we come in contact with the Infinite.

Best Wishes,
Michoel Reach

(Reposted from the Archives)

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