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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      Judah Halevi

      A Spanish poet, philosopher, and proto-Zionist.

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      Bahya Ibn Asher

      Biblical commentator looked at Torah in both traditional and kabbalistic ways.

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      Sefer Hasidim

      This medieval work describes the ideal life of the pious Jew.

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      Gog and Magog

      Leader and nation who will battle Jews before the coming of the Messiah.

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      Mixed Dancing in Judaism

      Jewish men and women didn't always dance together. Some of them still don't.

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      Repentance

      The High Holidays provide a special opportunity to repent.

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      The Hafetz Hayyim

      One of the most influential Jewish religious figures of the twentieth century established his reputation first and foremost as an opponent of lashon hara, evil speech.

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      Rabbi: Teacher, Preacher, Judge -- But Not Priest

      The traditional rabbinate harks back to ancient practice, but is in fact a changing institution, first formalized in the fourteenth century.

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      Spinoza

      One of the most significant figures in the history of philosophy, Spinoza was excommunicated by the Jewish community.

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      Asceticism

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


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