I will comment on next week's parshah later but I take a tremendous exception to something you said yesterday during your sermon. At one point you are placing Noah and Abraham in the same category with their obedience to G-d. While it is true that they both accepted G-d's command to do something (Noah and his ark, Abraham and his willingness to take Isaac as a sacrifice) there is something that separates them that I think you missed in putting them together. Noah was a Jew. It was Abraham that those of the Jewish faith derive our lineage.