Sometimes it’s better not to know.
An inspiring and thought provoking explanation of Adam and Eve’s sin of eating from the
Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.
What was the snake truly trying to accomplish? What is the nature of the new knowledge of good and evil which Adam and Eve brought into themselves and the creation? What was the status of this knowledge before the sin?
What could have been if the sin never occurred?
Source: Vayomer Hashem Elokim Hein HaAdam Hayah K’Achad Mimenu (Torah Ohr)
Prayer is the heart of Judaism. Just as the heart receives the blood from all the limbs, oxygenates it and then pumps the blood back into the organs to enliven the body. So to prayer lifts up the soul of all of creation to its divine source and then infuses a re-energized life force into the cosmos. This process only works when the person is spiritually healthy, if however one has a spiritual blood clot that can interfere with the circulation of the G-dly life force. A stronger force than prayer would then be required to reconnect the person with the cosmic energy flow.