There is no story as rich and complex, as troubling and inspiring, as Akedat Yitzchak, the binding of Isaac which is the Torah reading for the second Morning of Rosh Hashanah. Akedat Yitzhak is a great story precisely because there are so many ways of understanding it. Like a dream, it can be understood and interpreted on many different levels and in ways that are contradictory and not at all mutually exclusive.
This Rosh Hashanah podcast is sponsored by Ricki and David Bernstein in memory of Ricki’s parents, Beatrice and Murray Kirschblat, each a sole survivor of large families which perished in the Shoah.
So much to offer for the holidays, including our digital content on Rosh Hashana. For the holiday companion, podcast lists and other inspiring Torah please visit Pardes’s Rosh Hashana digital page.
Rabbi Leon Morris – President of Pardes, Faculty and Host
Larry Kluger – Creative Consultant
Arlene Harel – Production Coordinator
Adam Titcher – Executive Producer and Director of Digital Media at Pardes
This podcast features a piyut known as עת שערי רצון (Et Shaare Ratzon) and this version is sung in the Sephardic traditional tunes. To listen to the full version, click here.