Authors Posts by Shimon Laufer

Shimon Laufer

Shimon Laufer is a passionate life-long learner, who has studied and taught Talmud, Tanakh, and Jewish Thought for over 30 years. He received his Semicha from RIETS, and is a graduate of the Bernard Revel Graduate School and the Fordham University School of Law. He is also the founder and CEO of Promenade Senior Living, a New York based seniors housing and services company. He welcomes comments and questions and can be reached at

Holidays Reimagined: From Pesah To Purim To Post-Hurban Pesah

Shimon Laufer examines how Rabbinic understanding of the holiday of Passover influenced the holiday of Purim, and how one of the oldest manuscripts of the Mishnah hints that the converse may be true as well.