What It Means for Abraham to Sacrifice His Son https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/religion-holidays/2023/11/what-it-means-for-abraham-to-sacrifice-his-son/

November 7, 2023 | Jon D. Levenson
About the author: Jon D. Levenson is the Albert A. List Professor of Jewish Studies at Harvard University and the author of Inheriting Abraham: The Legacy of the Patriarch in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (Library of Jewish Ideas; Princeton University Press).

The story of the Binding of Isaac is read twice on the Jewish liturgical calendar: once on Rosh Hashanah, and again as part of last Sabbath’s Torah portion of Vayera. Before the Jewish new year, Jon D. Levenson came on our podcast to discuss this important and troubling passage. Today, I recommend another interview with Levenson about Genesis 22, in which he explores the meaning of sacrifice and the story’s connection to the holidays of Passover and Hanukkah.

Read more on Between the Lines: https://jewishquest.org/podcast/between-the-lines-103-vayera/