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 170

      The Ten Martyrs (Martyrology)

      Who are the individuals mentioned in the Yom Kippur service?

    • MJL Author Article 171

      Wissenschaft des Judenthums

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

    • MJL Author Article 172

      Jewish Philosophy and Philosophies of Judaism

      It is more accurate to speak of Jewish philosophies than of a single Jewish philosophy.

    • MJL Author Article 173

      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 174

      Levites

      Even after the Temple's destruction, Levites enjoy some unique ritual privileges.

    • MJL Author Article 175

      Amen

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

    • MJL Author Article 176

      Song of Songs

      The Rabbis taught: All the writings are holy, but the Song of Songs is the Holy of Holies.

    • MJL Author Article 177

      Noah's Flood

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

    • MJL Author Article 178

      Electricity on Shabbat

      Why did the rabbis forbid electricity to be used on Shabbat? That wasn't in the Torah!

    • MJL Author Article 179

      Kedushah

      Sanctifying God's name, like the angels.


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