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.


    • MJL Author Article 100

      Rabbinic Synods

      Rabbinic conventions can--following specific guidelines--amend Jewish law.

    • MJL Author Article 101

      Tallit (The Prayer Shawl)

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

    • MJL Author Article 102

      Hasidism & Its Discontents

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

    • MJL Author Article 103

      Eleazar Azikri

      Author of Yedid Nefesh and Sefer Haredim.

    • MJL Author Article 104

      Jewish Fundamentalism

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

    • MJL Author Article 105

      Theodor Herzl

      The Foremost leader of Political Zionism

    • MJL Author Article 106

      Martyrdom

      Judaism has a complex relationship with the ideal of martyrdom.

    • MJL Author Article 107

      Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai

      According to the traditional view, this second century sage of the Mishnah also authored the Zohar.

    • MJL Author Article 108

      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.

    • MJL Author Article 109

      The Great Assembly (Anshe Kenesset)

      A body of spiritual leaders of Judaism dating from the time of Moses.


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