The Great Flood Begins

Days, months, years passed… Decades passed… A whole century passed! Finally, at the age of 600 – 120 years after he struck his first hammer blow, Noach completed the Teivah. And on the 17th day of the Hebrew month of Cheshvan, the Mabul, the GREAT FLOOD, began. HaShem commanded Noach, “Come to the Teivah.”
Noach and his wife Na’ama, and his sons Shaim, Cham and Yefes, with their wives entered the Teivah, in broad daylight, for all to see. And from the four corners of the earth, the animals came peacefully – walking, creeping, flying, and leaping – to Noach’s Teivah.