The Binding of Issac: Who Was Testing Whom And What Were The Consequences? with Sid Mishkin
The Hebrew Bible tells us God decided to test Abraham's faith by telling Abraham to offer his son beloved son Issac as a sacrifice to God. Abraham passed the test, to be sure. But there are many fascinating questions that are raised by the text of the Torah in the verses of the Akeda (the binding of Issac) and in the verses that precede and follow the story of the Akeda.
For example, would Abraham have taken Isaac's life if the angel had not stayed his hand? Did Abraham believe that God would actually allow him to take Isaac's life?
Sid Mishkin, author of The Unvarnished Torah: Observations, Questions and Answers of a Jewish Lawyer brings his unique analysis, insight and understanding to one of the greatest stories in Hebrew scripture. As he does throughout his book, Mishkin brings his eye for detail and asking difficult questions to this tale of family, deceit and world politics. Following the program, you will have an opportunity to purchase the book and have Sid sign it.
Class cost $8/$5 JCC Members