Contributed by Rabbi Geoffry W. Dennis

The fruit most widely regarded by the Sages to have been the forbidden fruit eaten by Adam and Eve. This is because only a few verses later it is described how God made garments of fig leaves.1 One Hechalot text includes a ritual for summoning the Sar ha-Torah that involves writing an incantation on a fig leaf and then eating it.

Article copyright © 2004 Geoffrey Dennis.



  1. Gen. 3:7.