Abraham's Attributes: 'A Source of Strength'

By Ilana Goldhaber-Gordon

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, September 2011

The author states that when the sages read the story of the binding of Isaac, they recognized Abraham's attributes within themselves and saw them as a source of strength. They knew that every person can work toward acceptance of death. We can open ourselves to making true sacrifices for our ideals. And, if we engage in self-reflection in order to recognize the voice of righteousness, then we can resolve to obey that voice at those moments when we know we've heard it. By channeling our Abrahamic attributes, we might live our lives to the fullest and direct our actions with confidence toward godliness.

Topic: Theology, Jewish Text

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.42/no.682

Page Number(s): 1-2

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Goldhaber-Gordon, Ilana. Abraham's Attributes: 'A Source of Strength'. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. September 2011: 1-2. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=12865


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