Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Book Launch This Sunday!

This Thursday evening, hundreds of thousands of people will be celebrating the date on which the person who didn’t write the Zohar didn’t die.

This Sunday evening, considerably fewer people will be celebrating something else:
 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

(Everyone who ordered the book from the museum website should have received it by now, and will be emailed the link for the launch. If you didn't receive your copy, please write to office@BiblicalNaturalHistory.org. For those who did not yet order the book, you can do so at https://www.biblicalnaturalhistory.org/product/rationalism-vs-mysticism/, and you will receive a Zoom link for the Sunday event.)

15 comments:

  1. With that opening line you should have linked to the article you wrote 7 years ago on 5 things about Lag Ba'omer:

    http://www.rationalistjudaism.com/2014/05/five-things-you-should-know-about-lag.html

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  2. Mazel Tov!
    I'm still confused though how you can positively know he didn't die on that day. Did you perchance recently find an old rationalist manuscript which describes how he died on a different day, surrounded by all of his rationalist students?

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    1. Considering how many days are in the year, it's about a 350 to 1 shot.

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    2. @Jewwell, you believe in plenty of things, maybe most things, not positively.

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    3. He wasn't even a mystic. Why did they attribute the book to him!? Of all people!

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    4. Famous birthday problem in probability. How many people have to gather in a room so that the probability is greater than 50% that at least two of them have the same birthday? (secular calendar; same day only, not year also)
      Ans: 23. Much smaller than most people would guess.

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    5. @Shmuel
      It's all because of the hermit thing.

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    6. Samuel D, I know that. But that's a probability theory, sort of akin to saying ".01% risk" when it's not .01% of a population but .01% of *each person.* The odds are still tiny.

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  3. Dear Rabbi Slifkin,

    Is it possible to get it in France ?

    Thanks

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  4. Will the video be recorded for future viewing?

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  5. Slifkin has no problem with medical apartheid

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    1. Like that school in Florida, no jobs for the vaccinated?

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  6. Bar Yochai not dying on Lag Baomer is as relevant to the celebration as the fact Presidents Day isn't exactly their birthdays. We are celebrating the tanna and mysticism in general, not their specific day or writings.

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  7. Hey, let's promote your work, Rabbi Slifkin!
    https://www.941thevoice.com/discovering-the-bibles-animals/
    Great interview!

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