Two perspectives on Yitzchak
There’s an interesting verse in the book of Isaiah. It says: “You (Hashem) are our Father, since Avraham didn’t know us, and Yisrael didn’t recognize us. Forever Your name is Hashem, our Father, our Redeemer.” What’s interesting about this verse is Yitzchak is strangely absent. We also find two different explanations from our Sages to this verse. At first glance, they appear to be total contradictions, one saying the exact opposite of the other. However, if we delve into their proper meaning, it will become clear that they are actually saying the same idea, just from different vantage points.