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


      Judaism has a complex relationship with the ideal of martyrdom.

    • MJL Author Article 191

      Jewish Customs

      Minhagim have become incorporated into daily practice, like law.

    • MJL Author Article 192

      Rabbinic Synods

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

    • MJL Author Article 193

      Samuel Holdheim

      Reform leader saw halakhah no longer as binding according to Judaism itself.

    • MJL Author Article 194

      Traditional Teachings on the Meaning of Kashrut

      Reasoning from Maimonides, Nahmanides, and the kabbalists.

    • MJL Author Article 195

      Leopold Zunz

      A Pioneer of Jewish Studies with an agenda.

    • MJL Author Article 196

      The World to Come

      It's an individual Jew's ultimate reward, but the nature of the World to Come has always been disputed.

    • MJL Author Article 197

      Martin Buber

      The creation of a Jewish existentialism--and a Jewish state.

    • MJL Author Article 198

      Bahya Ibn Pakudah

      His Duties of the Hearts stressed the inwardness of Judaism.

    • MJL Author Article 199

      Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai

      According to the traditional view, this second century sage of the Mishnah also authored the Zohar.

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