The frightful story of the binding of Isaac, in Genesis 22, is read in the synagogue every Rosh Hashana.
I talked about it and showed other artistic portrayals of the almost-deed here and here.
But the photos in today's post are of Sam Philipe's sculpture "Akedat Yitshak" (the Binding of Isaac), on exhibit at Jerusalem's Mamilla mall.
We can be glad that the angel was sent just in time to stop Abraham's hand.
In the story's happy end, the angel quotes God as saying to Abraham
". . . in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast hearkened to My voice."
By the way, Christians are celebrating today too. It is the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels, also known as the Feast of the Archangels.
More about Rosh Hashana in previous posts: