Parasha: Rosh HaShanah

The Akeida: Questions of Sacrifice

Each year, on the second day of Rosh Hashana we discuss the Akeida – the story for the binding and near sacrifice of Isaac. Each year we, collectively, struggle with the psychological impact and the personal ethics of the story. How could a father do such a thing? What did

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Our Akeidah, Our Binding

There is a thread running through all the Rosh haShanah portions, except one: that thread is fathers and children, mothers and children. The Akedah is the sole exception. Where are the mothers today? This is an impressionistic reading of the Akedah. It does not explain the text. This is not

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