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On this week's show, Nobel Prize winning author and Boston University professor Elie Wiesel spoke on the Bible's King Josiah in the first of this year's three lectures on "The Fascination with Jewish Tales."

Wiesel focused on the Bible's story of Josiah who destroyed forbidden idols to relate to our modern era's idolatry of leaders, movie stars and the ego. Wiesel discussed the reasons why idolatry is deemed a serious sin in the Bible, and why, in his view, modern-day idolatry can lead to the rise of conflicts.

This program aired on November 2, 2003.

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