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Sacrifice of Isaac, Laurent de La Hyre (1606-1656).

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An Angel Prevents the Sacrifice of Isaac

Jews read this story of the, ‘Akeidah’, the ‘Binding of Isaac’ on Rosh Hashanah in the Synagogue, reminding us of how we need to be ready to sacrifice our lives and those of our family for the ultimate value of serving G-d.

“And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. Then the angel of the Lord called him from heaven- ‘Abraham! Abraham!’ and he answered, ‘Here am I.’ And he said, ‘Do not raise your hand against the boy, or do anything to him’.”

– Genesis 22-10-12

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