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Parshat Bereishit

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Readings for Bereishit
Tishrei 27, 5780
October 26, 2019

Isaiah 42:5-21
Torah Portion: Bereishit
From our Sages on the Parshah
And she took of its fruit, and did eat (Genesis 3:6)

What was the tree from which Adam and Eve ate? Rabbi Meir says it was wheat... Rabbi Judah ben I'llai says it was grapes... Rabbi Abba of Acco says it was an ethrog (citron)... Rabbi Yossei says they were figs.

Rabbi Azariah and Rabbi Judah ben Rabbi Shimon said in the name of Rabbi Joshua ben Levi: G-d forbid that we should conjecture which tree it was! G-d did not, and will not, reveal its name...

(Midrash Rabbah)

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