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Parashas Bereishit (2012)


Bereishit NC1

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Introduction to the portion of Bereishis

Bereishit NC2

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Chp. 1 verses 1 - 5: Hashem creates heaven and earth. The earth is empty and void and darkness covers the face of the water. G-d commands that there be light, and there was. He saw that the light was good, and He separated between the light and the darkness. He called the light day and to the darkness he called night. It was evening and morning one day.

Bereishit NC3

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Chp. 1 verses 6 - 23: On the second day G-d arranged the "rokiah" firmament, to separate between the heavenly and earthly waters. The third day He gathered all the earthly waters allowing the dry land to be visible. On the fourth day He created the sun and the moon and all the hosts of the sky. Then on the fifth day He created all sea life and the birds.

Bereishit NC4

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Chp. 1 verse 24 - 31: On the sixth day G-d created reptiles and animals. He then created man in His image to subdue and have dominion over everything in creation. G-d looked and saw, that everything that He made was very good and it was evening and morning of the sixth day.

Bereishit NC5

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Chp. 2 verses 1 - 9: On the seventh day of creation, Hashem rested from His work, and sanctified the seventh day as the Shabbos. He did not allow all plant life to grow until Adam prayed for rain. Hashem creates man and places him in the garden of Eden to live. He is told by G-d that he may eat of all the trees in the garden except the tree of life and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Bereishit NC6

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Chp. 2 verses 10 - 25: begins with the four rivers that flowed from the garden. Hashem commands Adam not to eat from the tree of life and knowledge. Adam names all the animals. G-d creates a mate for Adam from his rib. He names her woman since she came from man.

Bereishit NC7

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Chp. 3 verses 1 - 21: We are now introduced to the serpent. He convinces her that it was good to eat from the tree of knowledge, and she also gives Adam to eat from the fruit. G-d asks Adam if he ate from the tree, he blames the woman. She blames the serpent. Hashem doesn't question the serpent He just punishes him. He then tells man and woman what their punishment would be. Adam names woman Chavah. G-d makes clothing for them.

Bereishit NC8

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Chp. 3 verse 22 - Chp. 4 verse 18: Hashem drives them out of the garden. He places a fiery angel at the entrance to guard it. Chp. 4, Chavah gives birth to Kayin and Hevel. They both bring offerings to G-d, but only Hevel's is accepted. Kayin is despondent and kills Hevel. G-d punishes him with being a wanderer for seven generations. He has a son whom he names Chanoch.

Bereishit NC9

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Chp. 4 verse 19 - Chp. 6 verse 8: Lemech kills Kayin. Adam and Chavah give birth to a third son Sheis, as well as additional children. Mankind grows from generation to generation and their numbers increase. There are ten generations from Adam until Noach, which include two righteous individuals, Chanoch and Mesushelech. However, mankind turns evil and practiced immorality and violence. Noach however found favor in G-d's eyes.

Parashas Bereishit (2004 - 2007)


Bereishit 1a

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Chp. 1 verses 1 - 4: Introduction, G-d creates the heavens and the earth. The earth is empty and void, and darkness hovers over the face of the water. He creates light, and sees that it is good. He separates between the light and the darkness.

Bereishit 1b

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Chp. 1 verses 4 - 26: G-d calls the light day and the darkness nigth, and it was evening and morning one day. On the second day He creates the firmament and He separates between the upper waters and the lower waters. On the third day He gathers the waters exposing the dry land and vegetation. On the fourth day He creates the luminaries. On the fifth day He creates sea life and birds. On the six day He creates reptiles, animals, and finally man.

Bereishit 2a

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Chp. 1 verse 26 - Chp. 2 verse 4: G-d creates man in his image, male and female He created them. He commands him to be fruitful and multiply and have dominion over all of created things. G-d informs him that he is to be a vegetarian, and so too all living being. Chp. 2, on the seventh day Hashem "rested" from all His work, and He sanctified the day as Shabbos.

Bereishit 2b

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Chp. 2 verse 5 - Chp. 3 verse 6: Hashem waters the earth so that vegetation can grow. He creates man and places him in the garden to work it and to guard it. He warns man not to eat from the tree of knowledge, least he die. Adam names all the animals. Hashem takes a rib from man and He creates woman. Adam names her woman since she was taken from man. Chp. 2, we are introduces to the snake, who begins a conversation with Chavah trying to convince her that she should eat from the tree of knowledge.

Bereishit 3a

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Chp. 3 verse 7 - Chp. 4 verse 4: She eats from the tree and gets Adam to do the same. They hear G-d's presence and they hide. G-d asks Adam why he ate from the tree and he blames Chavah. She blames the snake. G-d punishes the snake. He tells Chavah what her punishment will be. Then He informs Adam of his punishment. Adam and Chavah are then banished from the garden and G-d places a fiery angel to guard the entrance. Chp. 4, They have two children, Kayin and Hevel. Kayin becomes a farmer and Hevel a shepard. Both bring sacrifices to Hashem and He accepts Hevel's offering.

Bereishit 3b

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Chp. 4 verse 5 - Chp. 6 verse 8: Hashem did not accept Kayin's offering and he was upset. Kayin kills his brother and Hashem condemns him to wander for seven generations until he will die. Lemech kills Kayin. Adam reconciles with Chavah and she gives birth to Sheis. Mankind continues to increase. There are ten generations form Adam to Noach, which included two righteous individuals, Chanoch and Mesushelech. However, most of mankind practiced immorality and violence. Hashem questioned His decision to create mankind, however Noach found favor in His eyes.


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