Podcast: Leon Kass on the Formation of the People of Israel

The author of our April essay joins us to talk about how to read the book of Exodus, how the Israelites became a people, and plenty more.

From Pharaoh Notes the Importance of the Jewish People by James Jacques Joseph Tissot, c. 1896-1902. Jewish Museum.

From Pharaoh Notes the Importance of the Jewish People by James Jacques Joseph Tissot, c. 1896-1902. Jewish Museum.

Observation
May 15 2020
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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.


This Week’s Guest: Leon R. Kass

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