Project Genesis

The Chumash (Five Books of Moses)

Adam and Eve story

Animals Banished from the Garden of Eden

Question: Were the animals also banished from the Garden of Eden? If yes, why? For what sin?

Answer: Man contains within him the sum total of all of creation. As man goes, the rest of creation goes. Thus, when man was banished from the Garden of Eden, the rest of creation was as well—its simply a natural consequence. Its not a result of any sin the animals committed, but rather that their nature is inherently tied to the nature of man.

Be well,
Rabbi Yoel Spotts

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