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Yehuda Shurpin

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When did Tu Bishvat become a thing, and why specifically now?
On the mitzvah of peter chamor, “redeeming the firstborn donkey”
Many are familiar with the mitzvah of pidyon haben, redeeming the firstborn son on the thirtieth day of his life. Exodus 13:2. Additionally, there is the related mitzvah that the firstborn male offspring of any kosher domesticated mammal (cows, sheep, goa...
The name Alexander is unique in that its origin is definitely not Jewish.
How about if the victims are not traceable, or if there are too many of them?
When I was a young teenager, I shoplifted small items from a number of stores. I’m trying to make amends now by returning the stolen items or paying for them. However, (a) I’m way too embarrassed to tell the store owners that I stole from them, and (b) I ...
We will start off with the question of non-kosher ingredients and work our way to vaccine made with fetal tissue.
There is much controversy and misinformation surrounding this question, so let’s begin by clarifying the facts of the story.
Many of us will be particpating in Zoom Chanukah celebrations this year. Read here what works and what doesn't.
Chabad.org lists some newer “holidays.” How can we add holidays?
What About the Yeshivah of Shem and Eber?
One doesn’t have to look hard to find individuals who recognized and served “the one G‑d.”
Throughout history, Jews have been called the “People of the Book” (or “Am HaSefer”) by both Jews and non-Jews.
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