Yael Feldman // Deliverance Denied: The Binding of Isaac in Jewish and Christian Art


Deliverance Denied: The Binding of Isaac in Jewish and Christian Art

The akedah, or binding of Isaac for sacrifice by his father Abraham, is a foundational and challenging story in both Judaism and Christianity. From the Renaissance art of fifteenth-century Florence to artistic responses to Israel’s war dead, the story has been retold in images that move between tenderness and aggression in a subtle psychological and political exchange. Presented in partnership with The Gershman Y


Yael S. Feldman comes to the Katz Center from New York University. She is a two-time finalist in the National Jewish Book Awards for Glory and Agony: Isaac’s Sacrifice and National Narrative (2010) and No Room of Their Own: Gender and Nation in Israeli Women’s Fiction (1999). Her scholarship on literature, gender, and Zionist narratives is informed in part by her studies of psychoanalysis.



Wednesday, March 30, 7:00 PM
401 South Broad St
Philadelphia, PA

This program is part of our year-long series, Jews Beyond Reason: Celebrating Emotion, the Unconscious, and Other Dimensions of Jews' Inner Lives. In partnership with local host institutions, our aim is to connect fellows and colleagues with non-academic audiences in a spirit of shared exploration and mutual engagement.

Event Location: 
The Gershman Y, 401 South Broad Street, Philadelphia
Event Date and Time: 
March 30, 2016 7:00pm
Open to the public