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Yehuda Shurpin

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A noted scholar and researcher, Rabbi Yehuda Shurpin serves as content editor at Chabad.org, and writes the popular weekly Ask Rabbi Y column. Rabbi Shurpin is the rabbi of the Chabad Shul in St. Louis Park, Minn., where he resides with his wife, Ester, and their children.
Did I somehow miscalculate my Jewish birthday or is my friend wrong?
When a person sleeps his soul ascends heavenward to recharge, leaving only the most basic soul-powers.
Although the ultimate reasons behind these laws aren’t necessarily knowable, commentaries offer a number of possible explanations for both the regular and the four-headed shin.
Although this teaching is not in the Talmud, it is quoted as having originated in the Mishnaic era.
Even though the widespread custom is not to specifically seek out red wine for Shabbat and holiday Kiddush, we do so for the Passover Seder.
Is homemade matzah kosher for Passover?
With just two simple ingredients of flour and water, what could go wrong? Turns out, quite a lot.
The Haggadah evolved over time, starting from the Second Temple period until it reached its present form.
Why No Chad Gadya or Echad Mi Yodea?
Many have the custom to sing various post-Seder songs at the conclusion of the Passover Seder.
And why will it change when Moshiach comes?
Iif one of the fundamentals of the Jewish faith is that the Torah does not change, then how can we say that the halachah will change?
What exactly does it mean that Queen Esther was green?
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