Articles By Rabbi Louis Jacobs

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    Rabbi Louis Jacobs

    Rabbi Dr. Louis Jacobs (1920-2006) was a Masorti rabbi, the first leader of Masorti Judaism (also known as Conservative Judaism) in the United Kingdom, and a leading writer and thinker on Judaism.


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      Tallit (The Prayer Shawl)

      The corner fringes on this ritual garment remind the wearer of all the commandments in the Torah.

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      Jewish Views on Miracles

      To what extent should Jews believe that miracles occurred in the past and continue to occur today?

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      Hasidism & Its Discontents

      Traditionalists as well as modernists opposed Hasidism on social, theological and cultural grounds.

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      Jewish Amulets

      Belief in the power of amulets persisted widely among Jews for many centuries, and still exists in some communities today.

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      Eleazar Azikri

      Author of Yedid Nefesh and Sefer Haredim.

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      Jewish Fundamentalism

      Belief that the Bible, as interpreted by rabbinic tradition, is infallible.

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      Theodor Herzl

      The Foremost leader of Political Zionism

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      Jewish Attitudes Toward Death

      A brief summary of traditional Jewish views of death--including its tragedy and its inevitability.

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      The Binding of Isaac

      The dramatic story of the binding of Isaac is central to Jewish liturgy and thought, and has perplexed many generations of commentators.

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      Panentheism and Judaism

      Jews have flirted with the doctrine that all creation is embraced in God.


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