Description: Why would Avraham’s 10th and final test be to participate in a cruel and despicable act of human sacrifice which blended him with the polythe,istic and immoral world that surrounded him? Is Avraham a madman or a hero? In what way does the test of the Akeda require us to rethink the way we serve God today? Is sacrifice good, and is there a possibility for a Win-Win in a relationship with a demanding God? This podcast presents three faces of the Akeda – historical, contextual, and midrashic/exegetical, in response to the question: Human sacrifice – Problematic or Profound?
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Tovah Leah Nachmani – Faculty and Host for Pardes from Jerusalem
Adam Titcher – Lead Consultant and Producer
Arlene Harel – Faculty Coordinator