Watch My Jewish Learning’s Rosh Hashanah class, The Day of Remembering, with David Gottlieb.
At the approach of the High Holidays 2020/5781, I had the privilege of participating in the Akedah Project, in which 30 Jewish thinkers give their take on the Akedah, the Binding of Isaac in the Book of Genesis.
I enjoyed teaching at My Jewish Learning’s Tikkun on May 28th! I hope you enjoye this teaching on the “erev rav,” the ‘mixed multitude that departs Egypt with the Israelites (Ex. 12:38).
Rabbinic sages constructed a framework for cultural memory that relies on mimetic acts of interpretive substitution that are employed to confront, interpret, and remember ruptures as evidence of divine care, and they found, in the Akedah, a model for this interpretive stance.