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Leon Kass is professor emeritus in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, scholar emeritus at the American Enterprise Institute, and dean of the faculty at Shalem College in Jerusalem. He chaired the President’s Council on Bioethics from 2001 to 2005. His books include The Hungry Soul: Eating and the Perfecting of Our Nature, Wing to Wing, Oar to
Oar: Readings on Courting and Marrying (with Amy A. Kass), The Beginning of Wisdom: Reading Genesis, Leading a Worthy Life: Finding Meaning in Modern Times, and Founding God’s Nation: Reading Exodus.