Eve: Parashat Bereshit

This week we start the yearly cycle of reading the Pentateuch, the Five Books of Moses. Of course I will begin with Eve, the first women mentioned in Genesis. For centuries western civilization has used the creation of the first woman to justify male supremacy and female subordination. She has been deemed culpable for a long list of human ills as a result of eating fruit from the forbidden tree. Read more…

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