The Testing of Sarah (Nissat Sarah), Timothy McNinch

The Testing of Sarah   Timothy McNinch (2018)     ניסית שרה מאת טימותי מקנינץ׳   והאלקים נסה את אברהם ויאמר אליו אברהים ויאמר הנני. ושרה היכן היתה? באהל כדכתיב ״ושרה שומעת פתח האהל והוא אחריו״.   ויהי בלכת אברהם והנער עמו ותשאר האשה לבדה …

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The Binding of Isaac, Mary Ruf

“The Binding of Isaac”   Mary Ruf   Upon first consideration, I am tempted to title the story in Genesis XXII “The Testing of Abraham.” With Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son being, arguably, the most salient and divisive element of the Akeda, it would …

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Midrash Sarah, Hannah Chung

Midrash Sarah Hannah Chung Analyzing The Akeda in the feminist perspective as my class presentation, I became very aware of Sarah’s absence, or lack of presence, in the biblical story and in rabbinic literature. As a story about Abraham and Isaac, it is even a …

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Violence or Piety, Elon Stricker

Violence or Piety?   Elon Stricker   The story of the Akeda in the book of Genesis, chapter 22 illustrates the fine line between violent murder and pious faith in G-d. In verse two, G-d asked Abraham, “Take your son, your favored son, Isaac, whom …

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Midrash Sarah, Sara Lenowitz

  Midrash Sarah   Sara Lenowitz     Midrash Sarah AND HE SAID, “TAKE YOUR SON, YOUR FAVORED ONE, ISAAC, WHOM YOU LOVE AND GO TO THE LAND OF MORIAH, AND OFFER HIM THERE AS A BURNT OFFERING…” (Genesis 22:2). It is written, “At a …

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