Avraham’s final test was not just the binding of Yitzchak, but no less crucially, the finding of the ‘place’ where G-d directed him to do so. For only in this place, the place where man was created, the place of the altar of the Holy Temple, could the binding of Yitzchak be fulfilled and its significance resonate throughout the ages. The journey to the “land of Moriah” was a journey to the true self of man.

Vayera (Genesis 18:1-22:24)
Parashat Vayera is read on Shabbat:
Marcheshvan 15, 5775/November 8, 2014