Akedat Yitzchak

Day: Tuesdays

Date: Aug 25 - Sep 22

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cost: $0.00

Rabbi Silber teaches a 5-part series on the Akedat Yitzchak, the Binding of Isaac

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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. Our class 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.

Dates: August 25, September 1, 8, 15, 22
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Note: If you attend four or more series consistently over Elul, you qualify as a Drisha Elul Fellow. Elul Fellows will have access to additional classes and discussions with members of the Drisha faculty.


Be sure to register for Rabbi Silber’s other High Holidays class: Structure and Meaning in the High Holiday Liturgy

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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