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I’m sure this was asked here multiple times, but I’m having trouble finding it. Can someone please explain to me: 1) how is Adam’s punishment of “eating bread from the sweat of your brow” a rectification of eating from the tree? 2) how is pain in childbirth a rectification for Chava’s part in this?

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    Do punishments have to be rectification for the wrong? – ezra Mar 14 '18 at 3:26
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    Well, working for food is the opposite of being given all of it but one thing, and painful childbirth is the opposite of Chava's actions with the Nachash – Uber_Chacham Mar 14 '18 at 3:34
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    @Uber - how is pain the during childbirth the opposite of chava and the nachash? Do either of these 2 punishments actually rectify the sin or are they simply an “eye for an eye?” – Draizy-Levi Pine Mar 14 '18 at 3:38
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    The gemara in Shabbos says that the nachash was boel chava at the time of the chet, causeing zuhama in all of her decendants, which klall yisrael fixed for themselves by har sinai - and an “eye for an eye" is the way to rectify the sin because they are opposite of what caused the sin in the first place. – Uber_Chacham Mar 14 '18 at 3:53
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    Question 2 is a possible duplicate of judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/84674/… – Joel K Mar 14 '18 at 9:47

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