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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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The fiery furnace was sacrificing himself, which does not go against Avraham's nature of being kind to others. The Akeida is sacrificing someone else, his own son no less (nature of father is to have …
answered Jan 17 '14 by Y     e     z
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I would argue with the assumption that it was a bigger test for Avraham (unless you have a source other than those commentaries that accept the assumption in answering the question). Twice in the tef …
answered Jan 17 '14 by Y     e     z
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I hope you'll accept my memory lapse as to who said it, but I once saw one of the mefarshim say that by Sedom, Avraham was "tipped" as to the fact that he should advocate, as he figured "why else woul …
answered Nov 9 '14 by Y     e     z
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The Malbim (synopsis here in Sefer HaCarmel) explains that the primary challenge of the akeida was actually not the command to sacrifice Yitzchok, but rather the command to not sacrifice him (see the …
answered Dec 10 '15 by Y     e     z