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KMTT - the Torah Podcast

Sep 14, 2023

Rosh Hashana | Akedat Yitzchak (4), by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

Why didn't Avraham protest God's command?

In this four-part series, we examine one of the most mysterious and troubling stories in all of Tanakh - the story of Akeidat Yitzchak (Bereishit 22:1-19). We discuss the selection of this narrative as the קריאת התורה for (2nd day) Rosh Hashana (#1), the larger narrative contexts within which this story operates (#2), some classical approaches to unraveling the mystery of this "test" (#3) and some suggestions for a new approach to understanding this startling story (#4).

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