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Chumash Classes: Bereishit

Chumash Classes: Bereishit, Part 1
Introduction to the portion of Bereishis
Chumash Classes: Bereishit, Part 2
Hashem creates heaven and earth
Chp. 1 verses 1 - 5: Hashem creates heaven and earth. The earth is empty and void and darkness covers the face of the water. G-d commands that there be light, and there was. He saw that the light was good, and He separated between the light and the darkness. He called the light day and to the darkness he called night. It was evening and morning, one day.
Chumash Classes: Bereishit, Part 3
On the second day G-d separated the heavenly and earthly waters
Chp. 1 verses 6 - 23: On the second day G-d arranged the "rokiah" firmament, to separate between the heavenly and earthly waters. On the third day He gathered all the earthly waters allowing the dry land to be visible. On the fourth day He created the sun and the moon and all the hosts of the sky. Then on the fifth day He created all sea life and the birds.
Chumash Classes: Bereishit, Part 4
On the sixth day G-d created reptiles and animals
Chp. 1 verse 24 - 31: On the sixth day G-d created reptiles and animals. He then created man in His image to subdue and have dominion over everything in creation. G-d looked and saw, that everything that He made was very good and it was evening and morning of the sixth day.
Chumash Classes: Bereishit, Part 5
On the seventh day of creation, Hashem rested from His work
Chp. 2 verses 1 - 9: On the seventh day of creation, Hashem rested from His work, and sanctified the seventh day as the Shabbos. He did not allow all plant life to grow until Adam prayed for rain. Hashem creates man and places him in the garden of Eden to live. He is told by G-d that he may eat of all the trees in the garden except the tree of life and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Chumash Classes: Bereishit, Part 6
Hashem commands Adam not to eat from the tree of life and knowledge
Chp. 2 verses 10 - 25: begins with the four rivers that flowed from the garden. Hashem commands Adam not to eat from the tree of life and knowledge. Adam names all the animals. G-d creates a mate for Adam from his rib. He names her woman since she came from man.
Chumash Classes: Bereishit, Part 7
The serpent convinces Chavah to eat from the tree of knowledge
Chp. 3 verses 1 - 21: We are now introduced to the serpent. He convinces her that it was good to eat from the tree of knowledge, and she also gives Adam to eat from the fruit. G-d asks Adam if he ate from the tree, he blames the woman. She blames the serpent. Hashem doesn't question the serpent He just punishes him. He then tells man and woman what their punishment would be. Adam names the woman Chavah. G-d makes clothing for them.
Chumash Classes: Bereishit, Part 8
Hashem drives Adam and Chavah out of the garden
Chp. 3 verse 22 - Chp. 4 verse 18: Hashem drives them out of the garden. He places a fiery angel at the entrance to guard it. Chp. 4 begins with Chavah giveing birth to Kayin and Hevel. They both bring offerings to G-d, but only Hevel's is accepted. Kayin is despondent and kills Hevel. G-d punishes him with being a wanderer for seven generations. He has a son whom he names Chanoch.
Chumash Classes: Bereishit, Part 9
Adam and Chavah give birth to a third son Sheis, as well as additional children
Chp. 4 verse 19 - Chp. 6 verse 8: Lemech kills Kayin. Adam and Chavah give birth to a third son Sheis, as well as additional children. Mankind grows from generation to generation and their numbers increase. There are ten generations from Adam until Noach, which include two righteous individuals, Chanoch and Mesushelech. However, mankind turns evil and practiced immorality and violence. Noach however found favor in G-d's eyes.
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