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Based on Mishlei 11:30 - Was the עֵ֤ץ הַֽחַיִּים֙ Ets HaChayim in Bereishit 2:9 a Tsadiq? Etz haChayim is the Torah. We should be eating it from it every day. "..and live by them" (Lev. 18:5) "She is the tree of life to those who hold by her.." (Prov. 3:18)


R. Isaiah of Trani (the Elder) takes it for granted that Adam had eaten from the Tree of Life, as God had permitted him to eat from all of the trees except for the Tree of Knowledge. ותימה וכי עד עתה לא אכל מעץ החיים והלא הרשה אותו מכל עץ הגן אכול תאכל This is astounding, for until now did he not eat from the Tree of Life? But was it not permitted to him – &...


Several commentators see an allusion to the creation of the malakhim in Genesis 2:1 ( וַיְכֻלּוּ הַשָּׁמַיִם וְהָאָרֶץ וְכָל-צְבָאָם). For example, the Ramban on the word צְבָאָם writes: והנה בכאן רמז על יצירת המלאכים and there is a hint here to the formation of the malakhim. Genesis Rabbah 3:8 records different opinions concerning which day of creation ...


Rabbi Phillip Bieberfeld in Universal Jewish History, vol. I, pg. 69-70, wrote: "According to tradition, a perversion of the original belief in G'd took place in the third generation, that of Enosh. People then started to believe that some supernatural power had been bestowed by the creator on the planets and the stars. Thus, they began to worship them ...

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