Rabbi Dr. Noson Gurary received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Moscow State University, Russia, and his M.A. and B.A. from the Rabbinical College of United Lubavitch Yeshiva, from which he also received his rabbinical ordination and dayanius (Jewish Judge). Dr. Gurary is an accomplished author, lecturer, and philosopher. He has published three books: (1) The Thirteen Principles of Faith: A Chassidic Viewpoint, (2) Chassidism, Development, Theology and Practice, and (3) Holidays in Chassidic Philosophy. In addition, he has authored numerous articles on disparate aspects of Jewish philosophy and Jewish law. Rabbi Dr. Gurary served as an Adjunct Professor in Judaic studies at State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo from 1970 to 2008, an Adjunct Professor in the State University Law School in Buffalo in the 1990s and has lectured extensively on matters of Jewish thought and concern. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for World Culture and Chassidism at Moscow State University, as well as of the International Institute of Chassidic Studies and the Women’s Institute for Jewish Traditions in Buffalo. In addition, Dr. Gurary is the original founder of the Chabad Student Center in Buffalo, New York.