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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.
The Talmud lists a number of sources in the Torah.
Some sechach blew off during Sukkot. I was wondering if I can just tie it down with string. When I asked (and looked on the Internet), I got mixed replies.
On the significance of the Seudah Hamafseket
Before the Yom Kippur fast, we eat a festive meal. Many also eat a festive meal earlier in the day. Why?
From Ezra to the present: On eating meat on Rosh Hashanah
Where does this tradition come from, and does it have any true significance?
While most slice their bread, there are indeed some who rip on Shabbat, and some do so just on Fridays. Here's why
How about the president?
There is a special blessing that is recited when one sees a king or queen. Does this blessing also apply to an evil tyrant? What about today’s monarchs, whose power is often symbolic? And would the blessing be said upon seeing a democratically elected pre...
Wouldn’t this commandment make people hesitant to lend, knowing that the debtor could just run out the clock?
At times, it is only a slight variance, but at others, it can be a completely different word.
How could stone Temples burn? Were they made of wood as well?
As a lad David played for Saul, and at the end of his life, he is described as the “sweet singer of Israel.”
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