Every time Jay Lewis sees the Kansas University seal, it makes him proud — both as a KU alumnus and as a Jew.
The image on the seal is a scene taken directly from Scripture. In the Book of Exodus, God talks to Moses in the form of a burning bush to give him his calling to deliver the Israelites from Egypt.
"The symbol of Moses and the burning bush is such a powerful image in Jewish philosophy," says Lewis, executive director of KU Hillel, a Jewish student organization. "It is a beautiful image."
It's an image that will be seen less on campus in coming years.
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