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 240

      The Ten Martyrs (Martyrology)

      Who are the individuals mentioned in the Yom Kippur service?

    • MJL Author Article 241

      Rav and Samuel

      Early Amoraim engaged in respectful debate.

    • MJL Author Article 242

      Slander

      Jewish law's response to slander over the ages moved from strong disapproval to imposing real communal consequences.

    • MJL Author Article 243

      Golems

      Making Men of Clay: Can imitating God extend to the creative realm?

    • MJL Author Article 244

      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.

    • MJL Author Article 245

      The Editing of the Talmud

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

    • MJL Author Article 246

      Amen

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

    • MJL Author Article 247

      Noah's Flood

      Story, whether factual or not, finds similarities in Babylonian myth.

    • MJL Author Article 248

      Kedushah

      Sanctifying God's name, like the angels.

    • MJL Author Article 249

      Second Days of Festivals

      Some holidays last longer outside the land of Israel


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