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 10

      The Seder Structure and Experience

      An overview of preparing for the seder and the elements of a traditional seder.

    • MJL Author Article 11

      The Theology of Chabad

      The problem of divine withdrawal inspires an alternate view of the universe.

    • MJL Author Article 12

      Hermann Cohen

      Neo-Kantianisne philosopher also stressed ethical monotheism.

    • MJL Author Article 13

      Menahem Meiri

      This medieval talmudist's religious tolerance was ahead of his time.

    • MJL Author Article 14

      High Priest

      Head of all priests had special rights and privileges.

    • MJL Author Article 15

      Jewish Astrology

      There was no Jewish prohibition against consulting the stars, but sages questioned if astrology applied to Jews.

    • MJL Author Article 16

      Repentance

      The High Holidays provide a special opportunity to repent.

    • MJL Author Article 17

      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.

    • MJL Author Article 18

      Reincarnation: The Transmigration of a Jewish Idea

      Though some Jewish thinkers vigorously rejected the notion of reincarnation, kabbalists embraced it enthusiastically.

    • MJL Author Article 19

      Judah Halevi

      A Spanish poet, philosopher, and proto-Zionist.


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