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From the Archives: A Rabbi Leads Conversations about the Ethics of Genesis.

Rabbi Burton Visotzky of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. Since 1987 he's led seminars on the Book of Genesis. The seminars gained a following. Novelists, poets, editors, filmmakers, CEOs, and attorneys attended the sessions to understand the relevance of Genesis to modern life. The New York Times described the seminarv as "the best conversations in New York City." Bill Moyers did a 10-part PBS series on Visotzky's seminar.

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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.

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Chaim Potok's Vision of Judaism

Early in his adult life, the writer believed that the narrow worldview of his Hasidic upbringing was at odds with his ambition to become a writer. Potok, however, is still very much tied to the Jewish tradition, which he explores in his novels.

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