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 20

      Sufism

      Sufi ideas found their way into Jewish mystical literature through Bahya Ibn Pakudah and the Kabbalist Isaac of Acre.

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      Haskalah

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

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      Ordination (Semihah)

      How does a rabbi become a rabbi?

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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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      The Angel of Death

      This concept is a creation of rabbinic literature.

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      Isaiah Horowitz

      The Holy Shelah's great work influenced Hasidism.

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      Kashrut Themes: Contemporary Concerns

      Modern Jews balance their secular knowledge and Jewish commitments in forging attitudes toward traditional dietary laws.

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      Sacrifice

      Since the destruction of the Temples, Jews have struggled with the enduring meaning and legacy of the sacrificial rites.

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      Nachman Krochmal: A Guide for the Perplexed of His Era

      Nachman Krochmal pioneered the idea of historical-critical study of Judaism in the Austro-Hungarian province of Galicia


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