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 230

      Ordination (Semihah)

      How does a rabbi become a rabbi?

    • MJL Author Article 231

      Karet

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

    • MJL Author Article 232

      Literature of and on Hasidism

      The Hasidim wrote and told stories about their leaders.

    • MJL Author Article 233

      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.

    • MJL Author Article 234

      Volozhyn

      Home of the famous Yeshivah that operated day and night.

    • MJL Author Article 235

      Sacrifice

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

    • MJL Author Article 236

      Vilna Gaon

      Renowned scholar led non-Hasidic Jewish world into modernity.

    • MJL Author Article 237

      Bat Kol - A Divine Voice

      The lowest level of prophecy, but a mighty powerful voice.

    • MJL Author Article 238

      Hand Washing

      Jewish custom now normally associated with meals started with Temple purity.

    • MJL Author Article 239

      Yom Kippur Katan

      A fast day associated with the new moon.


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