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Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve, Forbidden fruit, Tree of Knowledge, procreation, human sexuality, banished from Eden

All About Eden
The Genesis of Sex
by H. Hirsch Cohen

It wasn’t Eve’s fault. All About Eden: The Genesis of Sex is an intriguing exploration of the Garden of Eden story from a new perspective: Eve is not responsible for the sin of the world. Detailed reinterpretation of a key Hebrew word in Genesis 1–3 for “the opening of the eyes” offers new insight into an ancient story that has influenced how women have been viewed throughout the ages.

Moving from the theme of punishment to the theme of procreation—with a new understanding of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil as well as the creature that offered the fruit to Eve—this book provides a unique perspective that lifts the burden of sin and punishment that until now has unjustly placed on Eve’s daughters.

Rabbi H. Hirsch Cohen is the author of "The Drunkenness of Noah" (University of Alabama Press, 1974). He attended Hebrew Union College, Jewish Institute of Religion (Cincinnati) and, upon ordination, served as the Assistant Rabbi of Congregation Keneseth Israel, Philadelphia. Subsequently Rabbi Cohen served as the Jewish chaplain at the University of Illinois and the University of Connecticut, where he lectured on biblical literature for nearly two decades.


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