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

      Jewish Views on Miracles

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

    • MJL Author Article 101

      Jewish Attitudes Toward Death

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

    • MJL Author Article 102

      Jewish Amulets

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

    • MJL Author Article 103

      Tallit (The Prayer Shawl)

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

    • MJL Author Article 104

      Hasidism & Its Discontents

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

    • MJL Author Article 105

      Eleazar Azikri

      Author of Yedid Nefesh and Sefer Haredim.

    • MJL Author Article 106

      Jewish Fundamentalism

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

    • MJL Author Article 107

      Theodor Herzl

      The Foremost leader of Political Zionism

    • MJL Author Article 108

      Hoshanah Rabbah

      The last day of Sukkot has its own rituals

    • MJL Author Article 109

      Writing a Will

      The Rabbis interpret a will as an elaborate gift, making it permissible within Jewish law.


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