Adam and Chava and breaking the law - Year 7

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What does the Midrash Bereshit Rabba explain about the evil inclination and Adam's consumption of the tree's fruit?

The Midrash Bereshit Rabba explains that Adam was not filled with the evil inclination until he consumed the fruit of the tree, after which he knew the difference between good and evil.

What was the serpent's role in the events in the Garden of Eden?

The serpent, described as cunning, questioned the woman about God's command regarding the trees in the garden, leading to the temptation of consuming the forbidden fruit.

What command did Hashem give to man regarding the trees in the Garden of Eden?

Hashem commanded man that he could freely eat from every tree in the garden, except for the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil, warning that eating from it would result in death.

Explain how the phrase 'where are you?' which Hashem says to Adam is explained by Rashi.

Rashi says that He knew where he was, but [He asked him this] in order to enter into conversation with him, perhaps Adam was frightened to answer in case Hashem would punish him suddenly

What action did Rosa Parks take in 1955 and what was the outcome of her action?

She refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Alabama, leading to her arrest and sparking a significant boycott and a Supreme Court decision banning segregation on public transportation.

Explain who Susan B. Anthony was and what she did.

She was a school teacher who quit her job to campaign for equality for women and the right to vote. She travelled across the country speaking and trying to create a change. She even voted illegally and was given a fine for this which she refused to pay

What important change in the law occurred after Susan B. Anthony's death?

Susan B. Anthony's death in 1906 and the subsequent passing of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920, granting voting rights to women in all states.

Study Notes

Historical and Biblical Figures and Events

  • The biblical story of Adam and Eve, the serpent, and their disobedience in the Garden of Eden is described in detail, including the consequences of their actions.
  • Various interpretations of the biblical story are provided by Rashi, Malbim, Chaim Velozhiner, and Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, offering insights into the spiritual and historical significance of the narrative.
  • The story of Rosa Parks, an African American civil rights activist, who refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Alabama in 1955, leading to her arrest and sparking a significant boycott and a Supreme Court decision banning segregation on public transportation.
  • The historical context of women's fight for equal rights in the United States in the 1800s, with a focus on Susan B. Anthony's arrest for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election and her role in the women's suffrage movement.
  • Susan B. Anthony's death in 1906 and the subsequent passing of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920, granting voting rights to women in all states.

Explore historical and biblical figures and events in this quiz, covering the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, interpretations by biblical scholars, the impactful actions of civil rights activist Rosa Parks, and the women's suffrage movement led by Susan B. Anthony. Test your knowledge of these influential historical and biblical narratives.

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