The Land of Isaac? From 'Glory of Akedah' to 'Isaac's Fear'

By Yael S. Feldman

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, September 2011

The latest Israeli anthology devoted to "biblical" poems (edited by Malka Shaked) harbors a statistical surprise: Isaac, traditionally considered the least heroic of all biblical figures, "stars" in more Hebrew poems than do Abraham, Moses, or King David. This is quite a revelation for a culture emanating from a tradition known as the "Father religion" (as opposed to its younger sibling, the "Son religion").

Topic: Literature, Israeli Culture, Jewish Text

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.42/no.682

Page Number(s): 16-17

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Feldman, Yael S. The Land of Isaac? From 'Glory of Akedah' to 'Isaac's Fear'. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. September 2011: 16-17. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=12870


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