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 200

      Idolatry: The Ultimate Betrayal of God

      From the worship of statues to--some would say--the absolute veneration of political movements, Judaism forbids idolatry in all its forms.

    • MJL Author Article 201

      Rav and Samuel

      Early Amoraim engaged in respectful debate.

    • MJL Author Article 202

      Zaddik

      A Hasidic spiritual leader believed to maintain a channel to God.

    • MJL Author Article 203

      Golems

      Making Men of Clay: Can imitating God extend to the creative realm?

    • MJL Author Article 204

      Jewish Existentialism

      Emphasis placed on human free will and what is true to an individual.

    • MJL Author Article 205

      Jacob ben Asher

      The author of the Arbaah Turim set the scene for the publication of Karo's Shulhan Arukh.

    • MJL Author Article 206

      The Sukkah

      A temporary dwelling

    • MJL Author Article 207

      Jeremiah: Prophet of Judgment and of Hope

      Jeremiah's tragic message is conveyed by both his prophecies and account of Jerusalem's destruction, but he also gives his people hope.

    • MJL Author Article 208

      Jewish Attitudes to Pride

      Judaism frowns on excessive pride--but how much is too much?

    • MJL Author Article 209

      Jacob

      The father of the children of Israel.


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