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Akedat Yitzchak

Rabbi David Silber / August 25, 2020

The binding of Isaac is both a Torah reading for Rosh Hashana and a central text in the Rosh Hashana liturgy. In addition, it is a foundational text of the Bible. This 5-part series will engage in a close reading of the Akeda, the purpose of the test and its place within the Book of Genesis. In addition, we will see how other biblical narratives pick up on essential elements of the Akeda and employ this drama as part of their narrative.


Rabbi David Silber

David Silber is the founder and dean of Drisha Institute for Jewish Education in New York and Israel. Rabbi Silber received ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He is a recipient of the Covenant Award, for excellence in innovative Jewish education, and is the author of A Passover Haggadah: Go Forth and Learn (Jewish Publication Society 2011) and For Such a Time as This: Biblical Reflections in the Book of Esther (Koren Publishers 2017). He is also a nationally acclaimed lecturer on the Bible. Rabbi Silber is married to Dr. Devora Steinmetz. They have eight children and live in New York City. Click here to access other recorded classes by David Silber.


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