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 110

      Blasphemy in Judaism

      While the offense was once punishable by death, Jews do not enforce the rules anymore.

    • MJL Author Article 111

      Gershom of Mayyence

      German legal authority created famous ban against divorcing a wife against her will.

    • MJL Author Article 112

      Panentheism and Judaism

      Jews have flirted with the doctrine that all creation is embraced in God.

    • MJL Author Article 113

      The Ten Martyrs (Martyrology)

      Who are the individuals mentioned in the Yom Kippur service?

    • MJL Author Article 114

      Writing a Will

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

    • MJL Author Article 115

      Wissenschaft des Judenthums

      The new academic study of Judaism examined Jewish religion from the scholarly perspectives of theology, literature, and history.

    • MJL Author Article 116

      The Editing of the Talmud

      How the sages' debates across many generations became the monumental works known as the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds

    • MJL Author Article 117

      Amen

      Word found at the end of prayers has a long, complex history.

    • MJL Author Article 118

      Noah's Flood

      Story, whether factual or not, finds similarities in Babylonian myth.

    • MJL Author Article 119

      Martyrdom

      Judaism has a complex relationship with the ideal of martyrdom.


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