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

      Rabbi: Teacher, Preacher, Judge -- But Not Priest

      The traditional rabbinate harks back to ancient practice, but is in fact a changing institution, first formalized in the fourteenth century.

    • MJL Author Article 241

      Zaddik

      A Hasidic spiritual leader believed to maintain a channel to God.

    • MJL Author Article 242

      Jewish Existentialism

      Emphasis placed on human free will and what is true to an individual.

    • MJL Author Article 243

      Rashbam

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

    • MJL Author Article 244

      Jacob ben Asher

      The author of the Arbaah Turim set the scene for the publication of Karo's Shulhan Arukh.

    • MJL Author Article 245

      Do Jews Believe in Demons?

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

    • MJL Author Article 246

      The Sukkah

      A temporary dwelling

    • MJL Author Article 247

      Jeremiah: Prophet of Judgment and of Hope

      Jeremiah's tragic message is conveyed by both his prophecies and account of Jerusalem's destruction, but he also gives his people hope.

    • MJL Author Article 248

      Idolatry: The Ultimate Betrayal of God

      From the worship of statues to--some would say--the absolute veneration of political movements, Judaism forbids idolatry in all its forms.

    • MJL Author Article 249

      Jacob

      The father of the children of Israel.


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