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Why is the first day of the year correspondent to the sixth day of creation?

In the Rosh Hashanah prayers, Rosh Hashanah is called the “day of the beginning of Your (G-d's) work.” This would seem to mean that Rosh...

Who was Cain's wife?

Cain and Abel were both born with twin sisters. King David writes,1 "The world was built with kindness." Our sages interpreted this to mean that...

On the 1st day G-d said "Let there be light"... but the sun wasn't created until the fourth day?

The Talmud (Chagigah 12a) gives two explanations for this apparent problem:1. The light which G-d created on the first day wasn't the light of the sun....

How did Noah and Methuselah live for hundreds of years?

It is a fact that the life-expectancy of people in industrialized nations is much higher than their third-world country counterparts. The life expectancy...

Can we return to the Garden and eat from the Tree of Life?

You don’t have to wait. You can taste from it right now. It’s called the Torah: “It is a tree of life to all those who hold it tight, and...

Can you explain the logic behind the construction of the Babylonian Tower?

According to the Chassidic interpretation of the story—no. As the biblical commentator Ibn Ezra explains, these people were shepherds. They traveled...

Where did Cain reside after murdering his brother Abel?

The Bible tells us that after G-d cursed him, he settled in the land of Nod, which was east of Eden.

Was Adam Jewish?

Good question. We find in Kabbalah many times that certain figures before Abraham are talked about as though they were Jewish—including Adam, the...