Jewish Thought

Tree of Good

27.08.18

Question

You discussed Adam and the tree of good and evil. I thought original sin was a Christian belief. I have heard other rabbis specifically denounce this belief as Christian. As HaShem told Moses that e was going to kill the Israelites, and Moses told Him to blot out his name from His book to save the Israelites. HaShem said no. He said that each man must die for his own sii. I'm paraphrasing,but that's the gist of it. There are other verses,but this is probably too long already. Thank you.

Answer

To the Questioner, 

The story of Adam and the tree of Good and Evil is part of the Jewish bible (Chapter 3).

In Jewish belief the goal is tikun (correction), and the story is explained accordingly. 

The catholic belief puts an emphasis on the ideas of sin and punishment, and that part is not Jewish. 

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