This Day in Jewish History 2014: Noah’s Ark Comes to Rest on Top of Mt. Ararat, Says Chabad

The story of Noah’s Ark is usually accepted as allegorical, but could an ancient catastrophe lie behind the flood myth?

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On December 8, 2104 BCE, Noah’s Ark came to rest on the top of Mount Ararat, according to the calculations of the Chabad movement. Chabad says its calculation is based on the opinion of Talmudic sage Rabbi...