Parshat Eikev: Is This Another Akeidah?

Parshat Eikev: Is This Another Akeidah?

Ami Silver
Ami Silver
Writer

Description

In Parshat Eikev, Moshe is gearing up the people to enter the land of Israel. He’s laying out conditions of what God will expect, and what they can expect in return. But strangely, peppered throughout Moshe's talk are echoes and references to Akeidat Yitzchak (Sacrifice of Isaac). Why is this story being referenced here? What is Moshe communicating by comparing entering Israel to the story of Abraham and Isaac? Join Ami Silver and Daniel Loewenstein as they re-examine Akeidat Yitzchak and learn the significance of Abraham's ultimate test, and it's continued relevance to the Israelites -- and never think about Parshat Eikev the same way again.