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What was the serpent’s plan?

The מהר"ל (גור אריה ג-טו) asks your question and he suggests that the snake thought that Chava, as a good wife, would offer the fruit to her husband first. The serpent expected him to die ...
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If we Jews don’t believe that we do not suffer from the sins of our fathers

The title of this question actually hints to this major problem: Judaism does believe that mankind CAN suffer FROM, or as a result of, another persons mistake, but CANNOT suffer FOR them. Therefore: ...
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Why was Adam created age 20?

The Gemara in Rosh Hashanah (11a) says that all what was formed during the Creation, was formed in their fullest stature (as linked in my comment). The Tosfos however, provides a fascinating piece of ...
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Why was Adam created age 20?

They were the first people and would not have had parents to raise them and babies cannot raise themselves
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Rabbi Dovid Tzvi Hoffmann: The tree of knowledge of good and evil and morallity

I think Rabbi Hoffman answers the closing questions. Firstly, He created free will for the sake of both paths (not sure if I misunderstood you). This solves the problem. Path 1 What Hashem wanted: ...
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Why was Adam created age 20?

The midrash says Cayin and hevel were also born as 20 years olds. The whole concept of babies and child raising was a punishment for the eitz hadaas. Before that all people were created complete.
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Why was Adam created age 20?

According to the Yedei Moshe on the Midrash it served a practical purpose in that the Heavenly Beis Din can only punish a person from the age of 20 onwards (i.e. בר עונשין) This opinion is shared by ...
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