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Episode 76: Rabbi Nathan Laufer "Rosh Hashana Revealed"
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Prepare to embark on a thought-provoking exploration of Rosh Hashanah like never before, as we engage in a captivating conversation with Rabbi Nathan Laufer, author of the eye-opening book "Rendezvous with God." In this interview, we unravel the enigma that is Rosh Hashanah and challenge the conventional understanding of this sacred holiday. Rabbi Laufer begins by sharing his inspiration behind writing "Rendezvous with God" and the unique methodology he employed to delve into the essence of Rosh Hashanah. As we dive deeper into the discussion, he highlights the intriguing paradox surrounding Rosh Hashanah. Contrary to the commonly held beliefs of it being the Jewish New Year, the anniversary of the creation of the world, and a day of judgment, Rabbi Laufer takes us back to the Torah's narrative, revealing that none of these notions are explicitly mentioned in its verses. Furthermore, the Torah doesn't even refer to it as "Rosh Hashanah." What sets Rosh Hashanah apart is its apparent lack of connection to significant historical events in Jewish history, in stark contrast to other holidays on the Jewish calendar. Rabbi Laufer invites us to challenge our preconceived notions and explore the deeper layers of meaning hidden within this holiday. Prepare to have your perspective on Rosh Hashanah forever transformed as you'll gain a deeper appreciation for the spiritual depth and profound significance of this remarkable holiday, as revealed through Rabbi Laufer's profound insights.--- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/judaismdemystified/support