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I can only offer what I've been told by a christian minister, and as such, it might lack some nuance, but the source below captures the background and expounds upon it, if filtered through the lens of "G-d created women to serve men" that conservative christianity often looks at the work with. I was told that the passage is, of course, not strictly literal, ...


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It wasn't necessarily a rib. The Talmud (Berachos 61a) presents two opinions: one is that Eve was created as a fully-formed human, with she and Adam attached back-to-back, and then G-d separated them; the other is that Adam had a "zanav" (lit., "tail," although some of the commentaries explain that this just means any extra body part*). According to either ...


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The Shadal on the verse reads עצם מעצמי ובשר מבשרי: זאת היא דומה לי וצורת עצמותיה כצורת עצמי ומראה בשרה כמראה בשרי, והנה היא עצם ממין עצמי ובשר ממין בשרי (תלמידי יוסף ירא), ואח"כ שפט כי ממנו לוקחה, ואומר לזאת יקרא אשה כי מאיש לוקחה זאת That Adam was noticing that her bone and flesh structures and appearances mirrored him -- he was not commenting on how ...


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