This week we read the formidable story of the Akeida. I have frequently avoided this great story in my teaching precisely because its questions are so great, the challenges so deep; after all, why does Abraham argue to save Sedom but does not question the command to sacrifice his son? Why does God ask Abraham to kill his son, and then reverse the command at the very last moment? What is to be learned from this story?
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