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Yehuda Shurpin

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When it comes to the complex and sensitive topic of using genetic engineering to produce offspring with specific characteristics, it is important to bear in mind that there are many medical techniques and methods referred to as “genetic engineering,” as w...
I saw that a Jewish organization will be built with “Jerusalem stone.” What exactly is it and is there a custom to specifically use Jerusalem stone?
There is a commonly held belief that where a fish lives determines whether it is kosher. Is this the case?
The Torah tells us, “For seven days, you shall eat unleavened bread . . .” Do we take that at face value?
From when do we count and why we count at all
I read that matzahs for Passover need to be baked within an 18-minute timeframe. Why is that? Who came up with that magic number? And when do the 18 minutes start? Reply On Passover, there is both a mitzvah to eat matzah and a prohibition against eating a...
The unusual history of the kneidel
Known in Yiddish as a kneidel, the matzo ball has become a staple in many Ashkenazic Jewish homes. Here's why.
Our sages tell us that the Jews count based on the moon and are compared to the moon.
Placing some earth from Israel in the coffin helps the soul find some measure of forgiveness and is related to the resurrection of the dead.
An in-depth read on the heroic defiance of a Jewish leader
The defiance of Mordechai as he refuses to bow to Haman is a pivotal moment in the Purim story. All the king’s servants who were in the king’s gate would kneel and prostrate themselves before Haman, for so had the king commanded concerning him, but Mordec...
Addressing the practice from an ethical and halachic perspective
Find out Jewish law and perspective on the loaded issue of shorting stocks
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