" 'YHVH smelled the pleasing aroma and said
"Never again will I doom the world because of humankind"'
When Noah came out of the ark
he opened his eyes and saw the whole world completely destroyed.
He began crying for the world and said
'Master of the world!
If You destroyed Your world because of human sin or human fools,
then why did You create them?
One or the other You should do:
either do not create the human being
or do not destroy the world!'
He offered up offerings and began to pray before Him
and the aroma ascended before the Blessed Holy One and was
"A triple aroma ascended to God:
the aroma of Noah's offering, the aroma of his prayer,
and the aroma of his actions.
No aroma in the whole world was as pleasing to Him.
Therefore He commanded:
'Be observant and present to Me in due season My pleasing aroma'
Present to Me the aroma that Noah presented to Me:
the aroma of offering and prayer and right action.'"