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.


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      Rabbi Akiba

      Early sage laid the foundation for Rabbinic Judaism.

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      Moshe Feinstein

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      Karet

      What does it mean to be 'cut off' from the Jewish people?

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      Menahem Meiri

      This medieval talmudist's religious tolerance was ahead of his time.

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      Jewish Astrology

      There was no Jewish prohibition against consulting the stars, but sages questioned if astrology applied to Jews.

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      Literature of and on Hasidism

      The Hasidim wrote and told stories about their leaders.

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      Synagogue Architecture Requirements

      Jewish law may make no requirements or restrictions about architectural form, but one prominent 18th century rabbi issued a warning about copying the styles of the rich and famous.

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      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.

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      Volozhyn

      Home of the famous Yeshivah that operated day and night.

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      Vilna Gaon

      Renowned scholar led non-Hasidic Jewish world into modernity.


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