Parashat Bereshit - בְּרֵאשִׁית
In the parashah, God creates the heavens, the world, Adam and Eve, and Sabbath. A serpent convinces Eve, who then invites Adam, to eat the fruit of tree of the knowledge of good and evil, which God had forbidden to them. So God curses them and expels them from the Garden of Eden. One of their sons, Cain, becomes the first murderer, killing his brother Abel out of jealousy. Adam and Eve have other children, whose descendants populate the Earth. Each generation becomes more and more degenerate until God, despairing, decides to destroy humanity. Only one man, Noah, finds God's favor.
Torah Portion: Genesis 1:1-6:8
Parashat Bereshit is the 1st weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Next read on October 14, 2023 / 29 Tishrei 5784
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