Parashat Vayera 5783: Examining Our Own Narratives

Posted by Pardes Faculty on November 6, 2022
Topics: Bereishit (Genesis), Torah, Pardes from Jerusalem, VaYera

Are we blinded by our reading of the text? When we read about characters that are often portrayed negatively, such as Ishmael, are we truly giving them a chance? And what about our heroes? Are we allowing figures, such as Abraham, to be fully complex figures, both positive and negative?

Credits: Rabbi Brent Spodek and Professor Ziva Hassenfeld – Pardes North America Faculty

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