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

      Asceticism

      Practices depend on individual temperament and social conditions of the time.

    • MJL Author Article 101

      Rabbi Zechariah Frankel

      Leader of the Wissenschaft and founder of Conservative Judaism.

    • MJL Author Article 102

      The Musar Movement

      A move to introduce more study of piety into the Lithuanian Yeshivah curriculum.

    • MJL Author Article 103

      Kiddush

      Sanctifying Sabbath and holidays, with special blessings over wine.

    • MJL Author Article 104

      Holiness: Everyone's Duty or a Saintly Ideal?

      Is it enough to live up the requirements of Jewish law for one to be holy? Is sanctity in this life possible for all of us—or only for a few saintly people?

    • MJL Author Article 105

      Tithing

      The Rabbis developed an elaborate system of tithing produce, mostly to provide livelihood for priests and Levites.

    • MJL Author Article 106

      Truth and Lies in the Jewish Tradition

      Jewish moralist literature sets a high standard of truthtelling, but one not without exceptions.

    • MJL Author Article 107

      Idolatry: The Ultimate Betrayal of God

      From the worship of statues to--some would say--the absolute veneration of political movements, Judaism forbids idolatry in all its forms.

    • MJL Author Article 108

      Zaddik

      A Hasidic spiritual leader believed to maintain a channel to God.

    • MJL Author Article 109

      Jewish Existentialism

      Emphasis placed on human free will and what is true to an individual.


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