Reading Exodus with Leon Kass

Read along with one of our time’s great readers of the Bible as he works his way through the book of Exodus.


Observation
Jan. 8 2021
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.

In April 2020, Mosaic published an essay by Leon R. Kass on the book of Exodus. “The People-Forming Passover” focused on the events of the night before and the morning of the Israelites’ departure from Egypt—the events rehearsed each year at the Passover table—and on their significance in the formation of the Jewish people.

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