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

      Literature of and on Hasidism

      The Hasidim wrote and told stories about their leaders.

    • MJL Author Article 191

      Halakhah: Sources and Development

      From biblical law, through classic rabbinic debate and medieval law codes, and continuing in the modern period, Jewish law has undergone constant development.

    • MJL Author Article 192

      Volozhyn

      Home of the famous Yeshivah that operated day and night.

    • MJL Author Article 193

      Vilna Gaon

      Renowned scholar led non-Hasidic Jewish world into modernity.

    • MJL Author Article 194

      Levites

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

    • MJL Author Article 195

      Hand Washing

      Jewish custom now normally associated with meals started with Temple purity.

    • MJL Author Article 196

      Song of Songs

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

    • MJL Author Article 197

      Yom Kippur Katan

      A fast day associated with the new moon.

    • MJL Author Article 198

      Electricity on Shabbat

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

    • MJL Author Article 199

      Haskalah

      Be a Jew at home and a man on the street.


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