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One of Avraham's (Abraham) tests, in which G-d him to sacrifice his son Yitzchak (Isaac). Avraham brought his son to the location that G-d commanded and bound him on the altar, at which point G-d commanded him to stand down. Described in Bereishis Ch. 22. Also known as "Akeidat Yitzchak," or simply "the Akeidah."

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Rashi cites three underlying causes: (a) a Heavenly accusation that Avraham had shown insufficient gratitude to G-d for the gift of a son, so Hashem gave him the opportunity to demonstrate that he wou …
answered Jan 25 '11 by Alex