Bereshit 2:9-10 tells about HaShem Elohim made to spring up every tree (in Gan Eden) pleasing to the sight, and tov for food and the Etz HaChayim (Tree of Life) also in the midst of Gan Eden, and the Etz HaDa’as Tov v’Rah (knowledge of good and bad). HaShem tells (2:16) Adam explicit not to eat from the fruit of the tree of good and bad. The rest is history, because Adam did eat of it and therefore sinned.

But what exactly was the sin (to disobey, eat, listen to the snake?)?

  • Rav Dessler has a great essay on this i Michtav MiEliyahu
    – bondonk
    Dec 27, 2014 at 20:20
  • Partial duplicate: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/41106/472 (this addresses their culpability but not what precisely the sin was). Dec 27, 2014 at 23:25
  • @MonicaCellio removed. No reason to have two questions here, one of which is answered elsewhere on-site already.
    – msh210
    Dec 28, 2014 at 4:18
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    J.Levi, I saw your comment by chance; if you want to comment so I'm more likely to see it, use @msh210 in your comment. It's in the post that @MonicaCellio linked to.
    – msh210
    Dec 28, 2014 at 7:23
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    Is your question what the act of the sin was, or something else? Jan 5, 2015 at 4:30


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