Hi Laura, since you were jewish..
I wanna ask you..I have a friend of mine who is Yahwist, and I always hesitate to ask him about his point of view about Noah's Ark. I fell that he knows more about all religions!
I always feel that he is an Atheist or almost like an Atheist!
I invited my Yahwist friend to T/A.
And I wanna say, welcome to T/A Laura.
I like the Ancient Alien theory :) which says Earth was flooded and there was a ship. According to the Book of Enoch, Noah was not "from here", if you know what I mean. He was here as part of plan to rid the world of genetic impurities in the human race. He did take two of animals, but it wasn't alive animal, it was their DNA.. and it was taken on a spaceship.. not at a floating arc.
Crazy theory, but it makes more sense.