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Binding Isaac: Blind Obedience vs. Thoughtful Choice

Hosted By: The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

The Binding of Isaac is one of the most famous and controversial stories in the Torah. As parents, children, and human beings, this story is at times both harrowing and confusing, often leaving us with more questions than answers. Did the binding of Isaac begin with a command or with a request? Why did Abraham not protest when he had just protested the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah? In this special, two-part course we will use the biblical texts as our foundation and explore the varied commentaries that speak to this challenging moment.

Join skilled Melton educator, Rabbi Michele Faudem, in this thought-provoking exploration of one of our toughest tales.

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Rabbi Michele Faudem

Rabbi Michele Faudem is an energetic and passionate Jewish educator with over 25 years of education and pastoral experience. Over this time period, she has taught in both formal and informal settings across a range of middle and high school students, college students, and adults. A hallmark of Rabbi Faudem’s educational technique is the personal connections and relationships she forges with each of her students and the impact that those relationships have on her students’ engagement with their Jewish identity and connection.
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The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

Melton is a pluralistic Jewish educational network that engages adult learners in accessible study of Jewish texts and ideas.
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