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Evil

Cain, Son of the Fallen Angel Samael

What made Cain capable of murdering his brother? Why was the flood generation so wicked? According to Pirqei de-Rabbi Eliezer, the fallen angel Samael embodies the serpent and seduces Eve, whereupon she conceives Cain. Engendered by this “bad seed,” all the descendants of Cain become corrupt, destined to be wiped out by mighty waters.

Prof.

Rachel Adelman

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The Benei Elohim, the Watchers, and the Origins of Evil

According to the non-biblical book of Enoch, Genesis 6 tells of angels who bring sin to humanity, causing the Flood as well as sin and disease in the present.

Dr.

Miryam Brand

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Retribution: Divine and Human

“When Your Enemy Falls Do Not Exult” (Prov 24:17)

Rabbi

Yuval Cherlow

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Ralbag's Surprising Take on Ruth's Conversion

Prof.

Menachem Kellner

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