In the Beginning

Genesis 1:1−6:8

When Is B'reishit Read?

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  • God creates the world and everything in it in six days and rests on the seventh. (1:1-2:3)
  • Adam and Eve are placed in the Garden of Eden, where they eat the forbidden fruit and are subsequently exiled. (2:15-3:24)
  • Adam and Eve have two sons, Cain and Abel. Cain kills his brother, Abel. (4:1-24)
  • Adam and Eve have another child named Seth. The Torah lists the ten generations from Adam to Noah. (4:25-5:32)
  • God regrets having created human beings and decides to destroy everything on earth, but Noah finds favor with God. (6:5-6:8)

Ten Minutes of Torah: B'reishit Commentary

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The Journey Toward Knowledge

By: Rabbi Kari Tuling

This week, we return to the start of the Torah, to the creation story. Or rather, we return to the creation stories, plural.

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