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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.
Culled from the span of Jewish history, from the Talmudic era to pre-war Europe
Read about some of the outstanding women throughout Jewish history who impacted Jewish scholarship.
Through following these halachic guidelines, we make our gardens not only physically beautiful but spiritually delightful as well.
How did the custom of feeding the birds, or eating buckweat come to be? Is it allowed?
Our job is to find the divine sparks hidden within each person, each object and each event, and let that shine.
And why are they there in the first place?
When moving into a new home, it is not uncommon to find some mezuzot already affixed to a doorpost from an earlier occupant. Before discussing what to do with them, let’s first address why they were left there in the first place. Why We Leave the Mezuzot ...
You may have noticed that when we call someone by his or her Hebrew name, there are two variations. Why?
"Joseph commanded ... to embalm his father, and the physicians embalmed Israel."
And why it matters
“The Torah and the Holy One, blessed be He, are one.”Zohar, quoted in Tanya (Likkutei Amarim, chs. 4 and 23, and Shaar Hayichud Veha’emunah, ch. 1). See Zohar 1:24a, 2:60a, 3:73a. In Judaism, a sefer (pl. seforim) is not just a book containing knowledge, ...
Rabbi Moses Sofer, known as the Chatam Sofer (1762–1839), writes that in most synagogues that he visited, they lit with beeswax. Was this ideal?
Learn about some of the Jewish leaders who were imprisoned throughout our history.
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