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    #schwarbombs
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    Why does the apple logo have a bite in it to show its not a cherry if u could also bite cherries

    #2157413
    yuda the maccabi
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    I once heard in the name of Rabbi Eli Mansour that according to the midrash the main sin of eitz hadaas was loshon hara and today in the era of social media a person can spead lashon hara to thousands with the click of a botton (or a swipe on a screen) so when a person sees the bitten apple logo it can serve as a reminder of the eitz hadaas and he’ll watch what he writes

    #2157467
    Yserbius123
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    @yuda-the-maccabi Why would an apple remind someone of the Eitzim in Gan Eden?

    #2157534
    yeshivaguy45
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    yserbius-Some say the Eitz Hadaas was an apple tree

    #2157567
    Yserbius123
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    @yeshivaguy45 Who are these people? Goyim?

    #2157569
    Yserbius123
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    To get off my sarcasm seat for a second, yes I’m well aware that Steve and Steve called their company “Apple” because it was “plucking the fruit of knowledge”. However, we have the Gemara which brings several pshatim as to what the fruit was and none of them are apples.

    #2157604
    Reb Eliezer
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    When you like something you have to bite into it so it indicates that it sells well.

    #2157651
    midwesterner
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    Not aware of any opinion in Chazal that says that the Etz Hadaas was an apple tree. I’ve seen it depicted as such in Goyishe and secular, non Orthodox artwork. But in a Torah source, not aware of any such thing.

    #2157682

    apparently apple was introduced from Latin bonum et malum – good and evil, where malum is also apple.

    apple were popular in Europe and Greece, where it was used to start a conflict between idols (idolesses?) leading to Trojan war.

    apples seem to be known in EY some time before David, but not that popular. There are tapuchim in Bereshis, not clear if those are actually apples.

    #2157795
    Menachem Shmei
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    Regarding the fruit of the עץ הדעת, if I’m not mistaken, the opinions are:

    Wheat
    Grapes
    Figs
    Nuts
    Esrogim

    P.S. Esrog can also be called תפוח

    #2157844
    yeshivaguy45
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    I thought it was in the medrash that it was an apple tree. I’ll have to look into that more. Sorry

    #2157828
    Bath Tavath
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    Rashi in Parshas Toldos says the field which Hashem blessed (meaning Gan Eden) is the “Apple Field”.
    Meaning, the field is of Apples, but the Tree itself was clearly not, according to Chazal. (Fig, Grape, Esrog, Wheat). The Zohar (first meal of Shabbos) calls it “Chaqal Tapuchin Qadishin” – Holy Apple Field

    #2157860
    yuda the maccabi
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    I dont think the vort was specifically about an apple its just that the logo is of a fruit with a bite taken out of it (as in the forbidden fruit)

    #2157886
    Reb Eliezer
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    #2157943

    Tapuach may be some other fruit

    #2157940
    Lakewoodscoop
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    It was made with a bitten apple so all you guys can have what to discuss. I’ll go make a company and give you guys another topic to discuss. Don’t worry you won’t be bored.

    #2158005
    Milhouse
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    There are no tapuchim in Bereishis. The first mention of “tapuach” is in Shir Hashirim. And this is used by some as evidence that Shir Hashirim was written quite late, and was not written by Shlomo Hamelech.

    As for apples, they were not known in the middle east at the time of matan torah. Maybe not even when Shir Hashirim was written, since Tosfos says the “tapuach” there is an esrog.

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