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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      Reform Judaism

      An examination of the origins and early development of Reform Judaism in Germany and the United States.

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      Divine Providence

      According to some thinkers, God only watches over people in a general way; according to others, divine providence extends to the minute details of life.

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      Nahman of Bratslav

      Hasidic master whose disciples refuse to appoint a successor--even two centuries after his death.

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      Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler

      Scholar in the Musar movement inspired Ponivezh Yeshivah.

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      Sanhedrin

      Jews and Christians read their own ideas about authority into this ancient legislative institution.

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      Humility in Judaism

      Being humble is one of the key traits that Judaism values.

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      Satan, the Adversary

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      Vegetarianism and Kashrut

      Moral and theological implications of vegetarianism can be seen as a challenge to the rabbinic tradition.

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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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