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In the Garden of Eden: But I haven't a thing to wear! Part I

Updated: Oct 21, 2022

Questions prepared by Rabbi Dina Shargel

Read through Genesis 2:25 through Chapter 3:

What does it mean to be naked in the Garden of Eden?

After eating from the forbidden fruit, why are the first human beings ashamed of their nakedness?

Why do they use fig leaves?

Where do they hide? From whom?

Why does God dress them in skins?

Could “nakedness” in the story be metaphorical? If so, how?

Compare the roles of nakedness and covering, shame and guilt in the Eden story with any parallels you see in our experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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