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“The” Message of the Akedah?

Interpretations of the binding of Isaac all suffer from a common fault: they fail to consider the ambiguities and unanswered questions of the story. Rather than a simple lesson or theological conclusion, the story leaves us with a deep and abiding perplexity, even anxiety.


Kenneth Seeskin



The Maimonidean Akedah


Chaim Trachtman



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