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Sunday, December 2 • 1:15pm - 2:25pm
Are We Bound by the Binding of Isaac? The Akeidah with Midrashic and Modern Re-readings

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The Akeidah, the Binding of Isaac, informs the Jewish imagination as a classic tale of piety. But the text raises many issues: Does Abraham pass his test? Are faith and ethics reconcilable? Where is Sarah? What is the impact of the story on Jews who for millennia have read and reread the story, often using it as a paradigm for their own actions?


Anne Lapidus Lerner

A Boston native and a member of the Jewish Literature Department at Jewish Theological Seminary since 1969, Dr. Lerner was its first woman vice chancellor. She is also a Research Associate at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute. A pioneer in Jewish Womens Studies, she is both a scholar and an activist. Her most recent book is Eternally Eve.

Sunday December 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:25pm
CR 14

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