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 220

      The Theology of Chabad

      The problem of divine withdrawal inspires an alternate view of the universe.

    • MJL Author Article 221

      Hermann Cohen

      Neo-Kantianisne philosopher also stressed ethical monotheism.

    • MJL Author Article 222

      High Priest

      Head of all priests had special rights and privileges.

    • MJL Author Article 223

      Repentance

      The High Holidays provide a special opportunity to repent.

    • MJL Author Article 224

      Nahmanides (Ramban)

      This Spanish Bible commentator earned a place alongside Rashi.

    • MJL Author Article 225

      The Hafetz Hayyim

      One of the most influential Jewish religious figures of the twentieth century established his reputation first and foremost as an opponent of lashon hara, evil speech.

    • MJL Author Article 226

      Tzitzit

      Fringes for four-cornered garments.

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      Reincarnation: The Transmigration of a Jewish Idea

      Though some Jewish thinkers vigorously rejected the notion of reincarnation, kabbalists embraced it enthusiastically.

    • MJL Author Article 228

      Judah Halevi

      A Spanish poet, philosopher, and proto-Zionist.

    • MJL Author Article 229

      Bahya Ibn Asher

      Biblical commentator looked at Torah in both traditional and kabbalistic ways.


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