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Parshat Vayera contains the Torah's narrative of Akeidat Yitzhak, the binding of Isaac. The intensity of this story and potential for contradictory messages make this a complex topic to address. What are we supposed to learn from the Akeida? This biblical narrative deals with the basic questions of one’s relationship with God and nation, parents and children. The narrative begins with a test. וַיְהִי, אַחַר הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה, וְהָאֱלֹקים, נִסָּה אֶת-אַבְרָהָם. Even t