2012-09-23 The Fine Edge of the Knife

Rev. Elizabeth Banks, Worship Leader Annie Gonzalez, Worship Associate

This Sunday falls in the middle of the Jewish High Holy Days, The Days of Awe. For ten days, observant Jewish people stop the regular rhythm of their lives. They pray, consider how they measure up to their ideals, and ask for forgiveness. Maimonides, 12th-century philosopher, sage of the Talmud, interpreted the call of the shofar at the beginning of The Days of Awe: “Awake, you sleepers, from your slumber. Examine your deeds. Return in repentance and remember your creator.”
One of the most important Jewish stories for this time is Genesis 22, when Abraham is asked to sacrifice his son. In this season of exploring ‘faith’ we’ll join those who have puzzled over this scene for centuries. Remember your answers from last week’s question, “How do you live your faith?”

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