After the culmination of the biblical High Holy Days, the cycle of Parsha reading is once again reset at the beginning of the Torah, Genesis 1:1 to 6:8.
Some notable facts in B’reishit: 1. It covers a span of over 1600 years period 2. It covers seven (7) righteous generations from Adam 3. It covers seven (7) unrighteous generations from Adam 4. All seven (7) righteous generations prior to Noah died already. 5. The Name of HaShem was mentioned 33 times in this Parsha. The number 33 is connected to a promise or the promises of G-D. The 33rd time Noah's name is used in Scripture is when G-D makes a special covenant or promise with him. The Eternal promises to not destroy the entire world again with a flood and seals His pledge with the sign of the rainbow (Genesis 9:12 - 16). 6. There were 24 names mentioned in this Parsha; 12 were righteous and 12 that were not. 7. There are 146 verses in the Parsha of B’reishit and Psalms 146 alludes to it.
And G-D saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.