|And Hashem created man in His image, in the image of Hashem He created him; male and female He created themGenesis 1:27 (The Israel Bible™)
וַיִּבְרָא אֱלֹהִים אֶת־הָאָדָם בְּצַלְמוֹ בְּצֶלֶם אֱלֹהִים בָּרָא אֹתוֹ זָכָר וּנְקֵבָה בָּרָא אֹתָם
Hear the verse in Hebrew
va-YEEV-ra e-lo-KEEM et ha-A-dam be-TZAL-mo be-TZE-lem e-lo-KEEM ba-RA o-TO
za-KHAR U’-ne-KAY0va ba-RA o-TAM
The Pinnacle of Creation
The creation of Adam and Eve is often regarded as the pinnacle of creation. Since the beginning of time, the relationships between humans and Hashem (God) has been complex and dynamic. Genesis 3 tells of the sin of Adam and Eve, which results in the couple being banished from Gan Eden (Garden of Eden). Following this sin, the land’s prosperity becomes a means of measuring man’s adherence to Hashem; for the Jewish nation, this means following God’s rules and keeping His Torah (Bible). When the Jewish nation adheres to the word of Hashem, He demonstrates his approval through the flourishing of the Land of Israel. Scholars and historians alike have noted that in periods of Jewish exile from the Land of Israel, the land lay fallow and uninhabitable. In the past 70 years, since the Jews returned to Israel, the Land of Israel has been prophetically transformed into a blooming and prosperous country.