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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      Heresy in Judaism

      Various movements within the religion have been viewed heretical by those who disagreed with them.

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      Hasidic Ideas

      Though Hasidism is not a homogenous philosophy, there are certain ideas common to its many subgroups.

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      Reward and Punishment

      A concept that accounts for suffering, but also contributes to the problem of its existence.

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      Rashi

      From his day until the present, Rashi has been the most beloved of all medieval teachers.

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      Israel Salanter

      Founder of the Musar Movement stressed the ethical demands of the Torah.

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      Loving and Fearing God

      Should Jews feel one emotion over the other--or both equally?

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      Chutzpah

      The Yiddish word that means nerve...and a million other things.

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      Cain and Abel

      Classic tale of brothers and murder.

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      Rabban Gamaliel

      Many rabbis of the same name served as Nasi or Prince.

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      Ahad Ha-Am: Leader of Cultural Zionism

      Early Zionist philosopher.


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