Noson Gurary is an ordained rabbi and Jewish judge. He received his rabbinical ordination at the United Lubavitcher Yeshiva in Brooklyn, New York and his doctorate in Jewish Philosophy from Moscow Lomonosov University in Russia. He is currently executive director of the Chabad Houses in upstate New York and has taught in the Judaic Studies Department at State University New York, Buffalo, for the past thirty years. Rabbi Gurary is the author of numerous articles published in rabbinical publications as well as The Thirteen Principles of Faith: A Chasidic Viewpoint and Chasidism: Its Development, Theology, and Practice. He is a descendent of great chasidic masters, including Maggid of Mezhirech, Rabbi Levi Yitzhak of Czernobly, and Rabbi Yisroel Ruzhin. Rabbi Gurary lives in Buffalo, New York with his wife and seven children.