I would like to know how the jewish religion views Adam Eve’s eating of the fruit of the tree of knowledge. Before eating the fruit they did not know that they were naked, nor did they know good from evil. In which case they were akin to the rest of the animal kingdom in their innocence. Why then did God punish them when they did not know what they were doing was wrong? Also, why didn’t god want us to be self-conscious beings, (“man has become as one of us to know good from evil” as god put it)?