Isaac Unbound: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam read the Offering of Abraham’s Beloved Son

Date: Aug 31, 2020 - Aug 31, 2020

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Sponsor: Online Learning

Location: Online

Category: Online Learning

The Field Family Lecture in partnership with North Suburban Synagogue Beth El

Monday, August 31, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Central Time (9:00 – 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time)

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.

With Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky, Appleman Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies, JTS.

Note: The Zoom link will be sent upon pre-registering.

For questions and registration, please contact Marcie Eskin at or (847) 926-7903.