This week’s Torah reading of Vayera (Genesis 18-22) is the centerpiece of a trilogy devoted to Abraham. In the entirety of the Pentateuch, only Moses receives more attention. But Moses gets to perform miracles; Abraham merely muddles along, founding monotheism. Just what that entails is the subject of this reading.
The Murder-Ballad of Abraham and Isaac
Can you imagine the person who bathed you and put you to bed at night tying you up one day and holding a knife to your throat?