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

      Sacrifice

      Since the destruction of the Temples, Jews have struggled with the enduring meaning and legacy of the sacrificial rites.

    • MJL Author Article 171

      Hasidism & Its Discontents

      Traditionalists as well as modernists opposed Hasidism on social, theological and cultural grounds.

    • MJL Author Article 172

      Bat Kol - A Divine Voice

      The lowest level of prophecy, but a mighty powerful voice.

    • MJL Author Article 173

      Eleazar Azikri

      Author of Yedid Nefesh and Sefer Haredim.

    • MJL Author Article 174

      Jewish Fundamentalism

      Belief that the Bible, as interpreted by rabbinic tradition, is infallible.

    • MJL Author Article 175

      Rabbi Joshua

      This early Rabbi of the Mishnah regularly debated Rabbi Eliezer.

    • MJL Author Article 176

      Hoshanah Rabbah

      The last day of Sukkot has its own rituals

    • MJL Author Article 177

      The Binding of Isaac

      The dramatic story of the binding of Isaac is central to Jewish liturgy and thought, and has perplexed many generations of commentators.

    • MJL Author Article 178

      Jewish Views on Miracles

      To what extent should Jews believe that miracles occurred in the past and continue to occur today?

    • MJL Author Article 179

      Halitzah: The Ceremonial Release from Levirate Marriage

      Halitzah is the ritual that releases a childless widow from levirate marriage, wherein her brother-in-law must marry her to give her a child in his brother's name.


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