Hashem Doesn’t Place Stumbling Blocks in Front of Tzaddikim – Eating Example

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There’s a Gemara that says that Hashem doesn’t place stumbling blocks in front of Tzaddikim, and one example given is where a certain Amorah was served cooked meat, he was somehow warned just in time that the meat came off a live animal, which is Eiver Min HaChai. This Rabbi was saved from committing a grave sin without even knowing it.

Rashi and Tosafos have different reasons toward this, but my reasoning is that, since the first sin with Adam HaRishon involved eating, we wouldn’t want this Rabbi to be perceived as recreating the sin and being looked down upon as re-bringing evil into the world.