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Maybe say it a little differently. מדה כנגד מדה, each punishment is a consequence of the sin - not necessarily called a "rectification". Adam sinned against the earth that sustained him, by eating a forbidden part. The woman sinned again the man she was created to protect, by leading him into sin instead of being a wall around him against it. The ...


The basic answer is that once Adam got the evil inclination, he has to keep it at bay. Therefore he needs to work or else he'll try to do sins. Regarding Chava it seems from the pirkei drav eliezer ch.21 that it was a natural effect of eating from the tree. The Zohar says people gave birth differently before the eating of the tree.


The punishments are definitely corrective: As I see it, the biggest problem is that Adam cedes responsibility for his one mitzvah to his wife, and even denies responsibility after the fact. He is given a new life which teaches him responsibility: you have to constantly be responsible to work for sustenance. If you shirk responsibility and don't work, you and ...


The verse in Bereishis 3:1 reads: וְהַנָּחָשׁ֙ הָיָ֣ה עָר֔וּם מִכֹּל֙ חַיַּ֣ת הַשָּׂדֶ֔ה אֲשֶׁ֥ר עָשָׂ֖ה יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהִ֑ים וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ אֶל־הָ֣אִשָּׁ֔ה אַ֚ף כִּֽי־אָמַ֣ר אֱלֹהִ֔ים לֹ֣א תֹֽאכְל֔וּ מִכֹּ֖ל עֵ֥ץ הַגָּֽן׃ Now the serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild beasts that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say: You shall not ...

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