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Was the Ark Airtight?

20.11.18

Question

If the ark of Noach was airtight where did fresh air and oxygen come from to exchange with the carbon dioxide during the constant raining??

Answer

To the Questioner, 

The Ark of Noach had a window - see Rashi Bereishit 6:16.

Even according to the opinion that it was not a window, the ark was constructed to be water-tight (see Bereishit 6:14) - not airtight. It was clearly not a vacum otherwise no beings would have been able to survive. 

With Blessings, 
Rav Nachum

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