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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.
Guidelines for reciting Tefilat Haderech: who, when, and how.
Why and how the ancient Cherem was applied
The word cherem has multiple, and sometimes contradictory, meanings in the Torah, including to ban, devote, consecrate, proscribe, excommunicate or exterminate. In our common parlance, it refers to the banning of a person through excommunication. A cherem...
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Can anyone generate and use my likeness without my permission?
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Each verse starts with another letter of the Hebrew Alphabet--except for nun.
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The respect we give to our human dead is akin to the respect we give to a destroyed Torah scroll.
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