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

      Jacob Frank and his Followers

      Frankist sect combined Kabbalistic, Shabbatean, and Christian beliefs.

    • MJL Author Article 241

      Sanhedrin

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

    • MJL Author Article 242

      Ecclesiastes (Kohelet)

      A biblical book with a message for Sukkot.

    • MJL Author Article 243

      Satan, the Adversary

    • MJL Author Article 244

      Ecclesiastes

      Despite the cynical tone of Ecclesiastes, it has been given a place of joy and honor in the Jewish cycle of readings.

    • MJL Author Article 245

      The Get, or Bill of Divorce

      The get is the bill of divorce that the husband gives to the wife to release her from the marriage.

    • MJL Author Article 246

      Angels

      Messengers of God who appear in traditional texts--but discomfort some Jewish thinkers.

    • MJL Author Article 247

      Jacob Emden

      Scholar quarreled with almost all his contemporaries.

    • MJL Author Article 248

      Johanan ben Zakkai

      Student of Hillel contributed to the continued study of Torah and the protection of the Sanhedrin.

    • MJL Author Article 249

      Rashbam

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


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