Chabad.org | Articles by Yehuda Shurpin https://www.chabad.org/search/keyword.asp?kid=15169 Newest articles written by Yehuda Shurpin Copyright 2018, Chabad.org - Chabad-Lubavitch Media Center, all rights reserved. Mon, 01 Jan, 0001 12:00:00 EST Mon, 01 Jan 0001 12:00:00 EST https://www.chabad.org/article.asp?aid=4161209 Why Can Mere Humans “Bless” G‑d? https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/4161209/jewish/Why-Can-Mere-Humans-Bless-Gd.htm What exactly are we saying? I can understand blessing people, but does G‑d, the Creator and Master of all, really need our blessing? Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:00:00 EST https://www.chabad.org/article.asp?aid=4153497 Why Is the Rainbow a Sign of Peace? https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/4153497/jewish/Why-Is-the-Rainbow-a-Sign-of-Peace.htm Although many see the rainbow as a beautiful symbol of peace, its biblical origin is not all that positive. Let’s take a look. Sun, 07 Oct 2018 12:00:00 EST https://www.chabad.org/article.asp?aid=4136969 Where Is the Garden of Eden? https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/4136969/jewish/Where-Is-the-Garden-of-Eden.htm Where Is the Garden of Eden located? Learn the literal as well as esoteric answer to this age-old question. Sun, 30 Sep 2018 12:00:00 EST https://www.chabad.org/article.asp?aid=4129263 Why an Italian Etrog? https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/4129263/jewish/Why-an-Italian-Etrog.htm Many, including Chabad, prefer “Calabria etrogim,” grown on the southern Italian coast in the region of Calabria. Why are these etrogim so prized? Sun, 23 Sep 2018 12:00:00 EST https://www.chabad.org/article.asp?aid=4129099 Why Did Jonah Run Away? https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/4129099/jewish/Why-Did-Jonah-Run-Away.htm Jonah wasn’t some average Joe who decided to go his own way and not to listen to G‑d. Why then did he disobey? Sun, 09 Sep 2018 12:00:00 EST https://www.chabad.org/article.asp?aid=4114669 Why Is the High Holiday Prayerbook Called a "Machzor"? https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/4114669/jewish/Why-Is-the-High-Holiday-Prayerbook-Called-a-Machzor.htm The word “Machzor” has come to refer to a prayerbook specifically for the High Holidays. Thu, 30 Aug 2018 12:00:00 EST https://www.chabad.org/article.asp?aid=4117874 10 Facts About the Maharal Every Jew Should Know https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/4117874/jewish/10-Facts-About-the-Maharal-Every-Jew-Should-Know.htm Rabbi Yehuda ben Betzalel Loew is considered one of the foremost Talmudists, Kabbalists and philosophers of all time. Mon, 27 Aug 2018 12:00:00 EST https://www.chabad.org/article.asp?aid=4108763 Moneylending and Jewish Law https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/4108763/jewish/Moneylending-and-Jewish-Law.htm The Torah prohibits a Jew from borrowing, lending or being a party to a transaction that involves charging another Jew interest. Mon, 20 Aug 2018 12:00:00 EST https://www.chabad.org/article.asp?aid=4100306 The Sanhedrin: The Jewish Court System https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/4100306/jewish/The-Sanhedrin-The-Jewish-Court-System.htm Let’s explore the Jewish court system, from the ancient Sanhedrin to modern-day rabbinical courts. Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:00:00 EST https://www.chabad.org/article.asp?aid=4098418 Do I Have a Right to Read My Spouse’s Texts and Emails? https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/4098418/jewish/Do-I-Have-a-Right-to-Read-My-Spouses-Texts-and-Emails.htm Although text and email are relatively new inventions, the answer to this question takes us back more than a thousand years to the time of Rabbeinu Gershom. Sun, 05 Aug 2018 12:00:00 EST