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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: “Looking in a mirror.”

What was Adam and Eve’s greatest discovery when they were cut apart?

It was, possibly, like looking in a mirror: “Bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh” (Genesis 2:23)—yet something different.

It was also the first time that Adam and Eve could begin to have a conversation.

When I speak with another being who is similar to me, yet different, I begin not only to understand the other, but also to understand what I myself am speaking about.

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz


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