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

      Reasons for Brit Milah

      How Jewish thinkers over the ages have explained the importance of ritual circumcision.

    • MJL Author Article 231

      Sacrifice

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

    • MJL Author Article 232

      Jewish Amulets

      Belief in the power of amulets persisted widely among Jews for many centuries, and still exists in some communities today.

    • MJL Author Article 233

      Rashi and Rabbenu Tam: Two Sets of Tefillin

      Evidence from Qumran shows that the medieval debate about the order of biblical passages in tefillin has ancient roots.  

    • MJL Author Article 234

      Communal Prayer

      Isn't it better to pray alone, without distractions?

    • MJL Author Article 235

      Bimah

      Location of central platform caused controversy between Orthodox and Reform Jews.

    • MJL Author Article 236

      Rabbi Abraham Geiger

      Reform rabbi fought for movement's recognition as part of Jewish tradition.

    • MJL Author Article 237

      Kol Nidrei

      The evening service of Yom Kippur is named after this declaration

    • MJL Author Article 238

      Jewish Views on Miracles

      To what extent should Jews believe that miracles occurred in the past and continue to occur today?

    • MJL Author Article 239

      Franz Rosenzweig and the Founding of the Lehrhaus

      A review of the life, thought, and work of this influential 20th-century existentialist thinker and Jewish educator.


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