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

      Respect in the Synagogue

      Rabbinic restrictions on behavior in the synagogue reveal continuing tension between ordinary Jews' sense of being at home and at ease there, and the desire of rabbis to set it apart as a sacred place.

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      The Editing of the Talmud

      How the sages' debates across many generations became the monumental works known as the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds

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      Amen

      Word found at the end of prayers has a long, complex history.

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      Rabbi Eliezer

      Few facts are known about this teacher of Rabbi Akiba.

    • MJL Author Article 224

      Judaism on Cremation

      An evaluation of the arguments for and against.

    • MJL Author Article 225

      Lekhah Dodi

      This hymn, sung to welcome the Sabbath, has mystical origins.

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      Second Days of Festivals

      Some holidays last longer outside the land of Israel

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      Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai

      According to the traditional view, this second century sage of the Mishnah also authored the Zohar.

    • MJL Author Article 228

      Haskalah in Russia and Galicia

      The development and expansion of the Jewish Enlightenment.

    • MJL Author Article 229

      The Great Assembly (Anshe Kenesset)

      A body of spiritual leaders of Judaism dating from the time of Moses.


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