Field Family Lecture featuring Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky
Monday, August 31 – 8:00 pm
Rabbi Visotzky serves as Appleman Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies at The Jewish Theological Seminar. Join us for his presentation on Isaac Unbound: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam Read the Offering of Abraham’s Beloved Son. We will read texts from the New Testament, Church Fathers, and Quran to see how Christians and Muslims read this seminal story. We will then turn to a medieval Midrash to see how the rabbis respond to the interpretations of the other “Abrahamic religions.” Finally, we will discuss the problem with the ideology of martyrdom that all three religions read in the harrowing tale of Genesis 22. RSVP to Marcie Eskin for the Zoom link.