The Origins of Imperfection

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  1. January 9, 2007 – י״ט בטבת תשס״ז

    […] Afterward: The Origin of the Yeitzer haRa The question of where the yeitzer hara comes from can be asked in two ways — historically, and developmentally. Both were addressed in the past. The historical origin is with eating the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge. This internalized the mixture of motivations, some good, some evil. See “The Origins of Imperfection“. That essay is primarily about the physical vs. spiritual dichotomy. […]

  2. September 16, 2007 – ד׳ בתשרי תשס״ח

    […] back to the theme raised in the week of parashas Bereishis, In the first part, I drew a progression from the medrash of the earth refusing to make the trees taste like the […]

  3. September 16, 2007 – ד׳ בתשרי תשס״ח

    […] Comments Aspaqlaria » Blog Archive » Havdalah on The origins of imperfectionAspaqlaria » Blog Archive » כג אלול תשמ”א on Tir’eh baTovmicha on A History of […]

  4. November 17, 2010 – י׳ בכסלו תשע״א

    […] causing the impurity of our motives, nd what Hashem gave us to do about it. See these posts: “The Origins of Imperfection“, “Adam and Pinnochio“, and “Havdalah“. The above analysis of the […]

  5. June 20, 2021 – י׳ בתמוז תשפ״א

    […] mean in midrashic symbology? There are many correct answers. Here’s one from the Maharasha that I’ve looked at on this blog and in Mesukim Midevash for Parashas Pinechas […]

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