Articles By Rabbi Louis Jacobs

       Showing 171 to 180 of 265 First  Previous     13   14   15   16   17  18  19   20   21   22     Next   Last  
    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

      Kiddush

      Sanctifying Sabbath and holidays, with special blessings over wine.

    • MJL Author Article 171

      Holiness: Everyone's Duty or a Saintly Ideal?

      Is it enough to live up the requirements of Jewish law for one to be holy? Is sanctity in this life possible for all of us—or only for a few saintly people?

    • MJL Author Article 172

      Truth and Lies in the Jewish Tradition

      Jewish moralist literature sets a high standard of truthtelling, but one not without exceptions.

    • MJL Author Article 173

      Jeremiah: Prophet of Judgment and of Hope

      Jeremiah's tragic message is conveyed by both his prophecies and account of Jerusalem's destruction, but he also gives his people hope.

    • MJL Author Article 174

      Idolatry: The Ultimate Betrayal of God

      From the worship of statues to--some would say--the absolute veneration of political movements, Judaism forbids idolatry in all its forms.

    • MJL Author Article 175

      Zaddik

      A Hasidic spiritual leader believed to maintain a channel to God.

    • MJL Author Article 176

      Martyrdom

      Judaism has a complex relationship with the ideal of martyrdom.

    • MJL Author Article 177

      Jewish Existentialism

      Emphasis placed on human free will and what is true to an individual.

    • MJL Author Article 178

      Rabbinic Synods

      Rabbinic conventions can--following specific guidelines--amend Jewish law.

    • MJL Author Article 179

      Jacob ben Asher

      The author of the Arbaah Turim set the scene for the publication of Karo's Shulhan Arukh.


       Showing 171 to 180 of 265 First  Previous     13   14   15   16   17  18  19   20   21   22     Next   Last