The People-Forming Passover https://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/religion-holidays/2020/04/the-people-forming-passover/

There’s a great deal more at stake in Exodus than getting the slaves out of Egypt. What might it be?

April 6, 2020 | Leon R. Kass
About the author: Leon R. Kass is Professor Emeritus in the College and the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago and Scholar Emeritus at the American Enterprise Institute. A physician, scientist, educator, and public intellectual, he served in 2001-2005 as chairman of the President’s Council on Bioethics. His books include The Beginning of Wisdom: Reading Genesis.

From Moses and Aaron Speak to the People by James Jacques Joseph Tissot, c. 1896-1902. 

The essay below is adapted from Founding God’s Nation: Reading Exodus by Leon R. Kass, forthcoming from Yale University Press in January 2021.

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