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A Rabbi Leads Conversations about the Ethics of Genesis

Rabbi Burton Visotzky teaches at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. Since 1987 he's been leading seminars on the Book of Genesis. The seminars gained a following among novelists, poets, editors, filmmakers, CEOs, and attorneys. The New York Times described the them as "the best conversations in New York City." His new book is called The Genesis of Ethics: How the Tormented Family of Genesis Leads Us to Moral Development.


Other segments from the episode on October 23, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 23, 1996: Interview with Burton Visotzky; Commentary on blues music after World War II; Interview with Burton Visotzky; Review of Mona Simpson's novel "A Regular…


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