Parsha in Depth BereishisWhen the snake enticed Chava to eat the fruit of the Eitz HaDaas, he told her, “It will make you like HASHEM.” Later, Adam used this as self-justification. “How can it be a sin to want to be like You?” he asked HASHEM.
So Adam and Chava’s mistake was not just a rash act born of desire. They made a complex, spiritual reckoning. . . and they were wrong. How did it happen?
Drawing on some lesser known Midrashim, this shiur gets to the heart of human nature: why the sin of Adam and Chava goes to the heart of human nature, why we have a yetzer hara, and what HASHEM intended it for.
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