What exactly changed when Adam and Chava ate the fruit?
In Gan Eden, Adam and Chava were unclothed. I recall reading that, had they not eaten of the Eitz HaDa'at, moshiach would have come and ushered in the messianic era (I'm not sure of a source for that, and it raises all sorts of questions about the necessary elements of tribulations preceding moshiach but I'll shelve that for now).
I also learned that one cannot daven in the presence of ervah.
Did a human's private parts become ervah only as a result of the eating of the tree - that is, their status changed because the human's attitude changed, or, because they are used for excretory and reproductive uses, were/are they always something inherently inappropriate that must be hidden when in a prayerful moment.
Though I'm not intimating that when moshiach comes, we will all return to some pre-"fall" edenic state of nakedness, I'm curious as to whether (for example) Adam and Chava could have made a bracha.
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