Between the Akeida and Al Qaida
In today's poisonous post-election climate, can we educate the next generation to hew passionately to their political views without descending into attacks on others? In today's global religious environment, are we forced to choose between fundamentalism and halfhearted commitment?
I was honored yesterday to speak on these questions at B'nai Israel Ohev Zedek in Northeast Philadelphia, where I suggested that the narrative of the Akeida offers a middle path between these two extremes.
You can find the shiur here. (Listen in music player for google drive.)