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  • A Fresh Look at the Akeda

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    November 14, 2014 | 9:21 am

    I don’t usually publish stuff I haven’t written myself, but I loved this drash from a bat mitzvah that took place last Saturday so much that I just had to get the author’s, (and her father’s since, according to US law, she’s still a minor), permission to publish it. I’d love to...

  • Finding meaning in the ram

    September 24, 2014 | 11:28 am

    No story in our culture is more enigmatic and iconic than the Binding of Isaac, which we read on Rosh Hashanah. The akedah, or “binding,” is found in the 22nd chapter of Genesis and is only 19 verses long, containing just over 300 words. Yet this very short story has compelled...

  • Israeli film ‘My Father My Lord’—Abraham’s binding of Isaac redux

    By Tom Tugend

    July 9, 2008 | 7:30 pm

    In the Israeli film “My Father My Lord,” the secular or casually religious Jew encounters a world whose mindset and lifestyle might as well be thousands of miles and centuries away.

    It is the world of the charedi, or ultra-Orthodox, community, in which every action, every thought,...

  • Abraham Not Guilty

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    December 12, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    And the verdict is: not guilty, by a razor-thin margin. An audience of more than 400 people had a chance to flex their "Law & Order" muscles while serving as the jury in the mock trial of Abraham -- that's right, our founding forefather -- held at the University of Judaism (UJ) Nov....

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