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

      Sanhedrin

      Jews and Christians read their own ideas about authority into this ancient legislative institution.

    • MJL Author Article 231

      Maimonides (Rambam)

      The greatest medieval Jewish thinker, Talmudist and codifier.

    • MJL Author Article 232

      Do Jews Believe in Demons?

      Though the idea of demons raises concerns about divine providence, belief in demons developed among some Jews throughout history.

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      Hasidism & Its Discontents

      Traditionalists as well as modernists opposed Hasidism on social, theological and cultural grounds.

    • MJL Author Article 234

      Eleazar Azikri

      Author of Yedid Nefesh and Sefer Haredim.

    • MJL Author Article 235

      Jewish Fundamentalism

      Belief that the Bible, as interpreted by rabbinic tradition, is infallible.

    • MJL Author Article 236

      Theodor Herzl

      The Foremost leader of Political Zionism

    • MJL Author Article 237

      Jewish Attitudes Toward Death

      A brief summary of traditional Jewish views of death--including its tragedy and its inevitability.

    • MJL Author Article 238

      Rashbam

      Rashbam read the Torah according to its most literal reading--even in contradiction of Jewish law.

    • MJL Author Article 239

      Tallit (The Prayer Shawl)

      The corner fringes on this ritual garment remind the wearer of all the commandments in the Torah.


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