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The Creation, The first day, The second day, Third the day, The Fourth Day, The Fifth Day, The Sixth Day, The Seventh Day
The First Man and Woman, G-d’s Blessing, The Garden of Eden, The Serpent, The First Commandment, The Plot, The First Sin, Their Excuse, The Punishment, Expulsion from the Garden of Eden
If part of Man’s purpose is to rectify the world from the effects of the sin of the forbidden fruit, what was Adam’s job before he sinned?
Though he had no internal drive to deviate from G‑d’s command, there was an external evil influence, the serpent, that ensnared Adam and caused him to sin.
On the Identity of the Tree of Knowlege
Apples have gotten a bad rap, especially in religious art, for their depiction as the forbidden fruit.
Cain and Abel, Cain’s Jealousy, Cain’s Warned, The Murder of Abel, Cain’s Punishment, Cain’s Repentance, Cain’s Children, Cain’s Death
Adam’s Death, Seth’s Children, Enoch, Methuselah
Can you explain why the lifespan of the early generations was incredibly long? According to Genesis, Adam died at age 930, Noah was almost 500 when he started building the ark (not bad!), and Methuselah lived a world record 969 years. So what happened? Why don’t we live that long anymore?
The mystery of Genesis 6:1–4
Who or what exactly are the “benei elokim”? Who are the “nephilim”? How are they related to each other? And what does it all mean?
It seems that G-d limits man's lifespan to 120 years, yet after this statement the Torah specifies life spans exceeding 120 years, including the life-spans of Noah, Abraham, Sarah, and Aaron.
Question and answers on events in the Parshah, complete with the source verses, so you can see the question inside the text. For Shabbat table discussion
For an informed reading of the weekly Haftarah - Isaiah 42:5-21
Part of what makes this so shocking is that it seems to come out of nowhere.
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