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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.
Why Is Deuteronomy 5 Different From Exodus 20?
In a strange twist, there are some significant differences between the original text in Exodus and the repeat recorded in Deuteronomy. The rabbis explained why.
This title was given to the political head of the (at times) semi-autonomous Jewish community in Babylon, who traced his lineage to King David.
Isn’t it a negative term?
One who was afflicted with the malady was considered impure and had to undergo a purification process.
There are four general customs regarding how to pronounce this name.
The Fast of Gedaliah, 10 Tevet, Fast of Esther, and 17 Tammuz
It is a mitzvah, ordained by the prophets, to fast on those days on which tragic events occurred to our forefathers.
There are potential issues with using a swing or hammock attached to a tree on Shabbat, and there may be ways to mitigate these problems.
And what exactly was it anyway?
The ketoret consisted of a special blend of herbs and balms whose precise ingredients and manner of preparation were commanded by G‑d to Moses.
the overwhelming majority of tallits have historically been white, often with stripes. There are a number of reasons for this.
The Mishnah tells us that women are generally exempt from all obligations that must be fulfilled at a specific time. Why is that?
Moses Not only did we receive the Torah from G‑d through Moses, but our sages tells us that Moses was the first one to translate the Torah as well. Just weeks before his passing (on his 120th birthday), on the first day of the 11th month (Shevat), Moses r...
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