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Adam, Creation

The Etrog: Fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil

The etrog tree, according to midrash, fulfilled God’s command in creation, such that the tree tasted like its fruit. It was also the tree of Knowledge from which Eve ate. By taking the etrog on Sukkot along with the other species, we atone for this primordial sin.

Prof. Rabbi

Rachel Adelman



A Relationship with God Is Not Enough: Adam Needed Eve

Human perfection cannot be achieved only through intellectual and spiritual development, but requires companionship and physical intimacy.


Kenneth Seeskin



The Making of Adam


Malka Z. Simkovich



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