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Weekly Newsletter Volume 4, Issue 1

October 14, 2023; 29 Tishrei, 5784 Sponsored anonymously L’Ilui Nishmas Sarah Eidel Bas Mordechai

Parsha In Bereishis 3:3, the Passuk tells us that Chava told the snake that Hashem commanded them (Adam and Chava) not to touch the Aitz HaDaas (the tree of knowledge). Rashi (ibid) tells us that this was not entirely correct. Adam, according to Rashi, added to Hashem’s command and told Chava that Hashem said not to touch the Aitz HaDaas as a protective measure, to help ensure that Chava would not eat from it which was Hashem’s actual command. Chava’s assumption was that the reason Hashem had commanded them not to touch it was because it had contained something poisonous to the touch (See Sifsei Chachamim to 3:4). Rashi then explains that the snake pushed her into the Aitz HaDaas and said, “Just as you did not die by touching it, so you will not die by eating it.”...


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