Reading Exodus with Leon Kass: Questions to Ask about the Tabernacle

Does the preservation of the covenant depend upon repeated revelations and direct divine encounters, or are there more permanent ways?

February 19, 2021 | 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.

Miner Kilbourne Kellogg, The Top of Mount Sinai with the Chapel of Elijah, after 1844. Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Once a week Mosaic has taken to publishing brief excerpts of Leon R. Kass’s new book on Exodus, Founding God’s Nation. Curious about one of the foundational texts of the Jewish tradition? Read along with us. To see earlier excerpts, go here.

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