| Articles by Yehuda Shurpin Newest articles written by Yehuda Shurpin Copyright 2018, - Chabad-Lubavitch Media Center, all rights reserved. Mon, 01 Jan, 0001 12:00:00 EST Mon, 01 Jan 0001 12:00:00 EST Why Can Mere Humans “Bless” G‑d? 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 Why Is the Rainbow a Sign of Peace? 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 Where Is the Garden of Eden? 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 Why an Italian Etrog? 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 Why Did Jonah Run Away? 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 Why Is the High Holiday Prayerbook Called a "Machzor"? The word “Machzor” has come to refer to a prayerbook specifically for the High Holidays. Thu, 30 Aug 2018 12:00:00 EST 10 Facts About the Maharal Every Jew Should Know 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 Moneylending and Jewish Law 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 The Sanhedrin: The Jewish Court System Let’s explore the Jewish court system, from the ancient Sanhedrin to modern-day rabbinical courts. Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:00:00 EST Do I Have a Right to Read My Spouse’s Texts and Emails? 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