Adam and Eve ate the forbidden apple.
Cain killed Abel.
Abraham and Sarah abandoned Ismael and Hagar.
Jacob was Blessed in a cruel move by Rivkah.
Joseph was arrogant and his brothers left him almost to die and then sold him to slavery.
Moses married a non Jew (Hebrew at the time) and Moses sinned by failing to obey God's instruction.
David sent Batsheva’s husband to get killed.
Samson had lust to a non Jew while being a monk.
Esther married a non Jew (Purim).
Unlike Christianity that portraits Jesus as a “perfect” saint in the “new” testament, the heroes of the Tanach mostly sin in some way or the other.
I personally haven’t read the New Testament, but that is pretty much my understanding from 3rd party articles. (Please feel free to modify, however I just made the comparison to show a different philosophy)
What is the deeper meaning of such observation according to the tradition, and what can we learn from it?
Example: should we even pursue being perfect (knowing that it is pretty much impossible) ?
As a follower should I not strive to be perfect and just accept my flaws ? Whether I am a notorious liar, thief ... , if the great heroes did it, why should I even bother with trying to be a Tzadik (perfect)? Not only my heroes did it, it also doesn’t seem they were out of favoured by hashem? –