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 190

      Reincarnation: The Transmigration of a Jewish Idea

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

    • MJL Author Article 191

      Judah Halevi

      A Spanish poet, philosopher, and proto-Zionist.

    • MJL Author Article 192

      Bahya Ibn Asher

      Biblical commentator looked at Torah in both traditional and kabbalistic ways.

    • MJL Author Article 193

      Gog and Magog

      Leader and nation who will battle Jews before the coming of the Messiah.

    • MJL Author Article 194

      Repentance

      The High Holidays provide a special opportunity to repent.

    • MJL Author Article 195

      Nahmanides (Ramban)

      This Spanish Bible commentator earned a place alongside Rashi.

    • MJL Author Article 196

      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 197

      Tzitzit

      Fringes for four-cornered garments.

    • MJL Author Article 198

      Rabbi: Teacher, Preacher, Judge -- But Not Priest

      The traditional rabbinate harks back to ancient practice, but is in fact a changing institution, first formalized in the fourteenth century.

    • MJL Author Article 199

      Hunting in Judaism

      Eating meat is permitted. But is hunting for sport?


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