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Gan Eden – Unlike the rest of creation man will be created in G-d’s image, righteous and upright. He will be born already circumcisized as a sign of his righteousness and perfection. He will have the appearance of a twenty-year old.
He will be both a material and spiritual being. He will be formed (רצײו) from the dust from the ground. The defective spelling of formed, the two yuds (י), eludes to his dual nature. He will grow, flourish, decay, and die like other animal but will also walk upright and have the power of speech and thought like spiritual creatures. He will reach from the earth to the heavens, “Since that day that G-d create man upon the earth and to the end of the heavens”. […]
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The Earth - On this day all of the land animals were brought forth from the earth. Including the Behemoth of a Thousand Hills. So called because due to its immense size it would graze daily on a thousand lush hill and strip them bare. Some modern commentators say that the Behemoth, Leviathan, and the Ziz (a giant bird from Jewish folklore) are dinosaurs. Other say the Behemoth was more like a water buffalo.
Like the Leviathan G-d prevented it from reproducing and will server it to the righteous in the World to Come. As it is described as eating grass like cattle it most likely chews it cud, a sign of a kosher animal.
Why do the stories of creation spend so much time on what the righteous will eat in the World to Come? […]
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The Seas - On this day G-d created fish, birds, and the great sea giants, the Leviathan. As with all creatures He created the Leviathan male and female. The female he killed so they would not mate and their offspring destroy the word. He salted the female to feed to righteous in the World to Come. While many of the larger sea creatures have fins most do not have scales, the two sign of a kosher fish. Is Leviathan kosher? Is the reward for the righteous a bit of old salty fish?
Rabbi Elazar said, “These are the Leviathan and his mate. These are the seventy princes appointed over the seventy nations, all created to rule over the earth.” To rule over the nations, G-d Himself rules over Israel. […]