HaShem brought Adam and Chavah to a wonderful garden – the most beautiful place on earth – Gan Eden, the Garden of Eden. There, every kind of tree grew, with branches full of ripe, sweet and delicious fruit. Adam and Chavah could help themselves to whatever they wished.
HaShem commanded Adam, “Eat fruit from any of the trees in the garden. But DO NOT eat from the tree in the middle of Gan Eden – the Tree of Knowledge, the Eitz Ha’Daas. If you eat that fruit, you will deserve to die.”
Adam went to his wife, “Chavah, this is what HaShem instructed us… we cannot eat fruit from the Tree of Knowledge.”
Just to be on the safe side Adam added something that HaShem never told him, “And Chavah, we can’t even touch that tree!”