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 250

      Amen

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

    • MJL Author Article 251

      Noah's Flood

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

    • MJL Author Article 252

      Kedushah

      Sanctifying God's name, like the angels.

    • MJL Author Article 253

      Slander

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

    • MJL Author Article 254

      Samuel David Luzzatto (Shadal)

      Though religiously observant, this Bible commentator was not averse to textual criticism.

    • MJL Author Article 255

      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 256

      Sufism

      Sufi ideas found their way into Jewish mystical literature through Bahya Ibn Pakudah and the Kabbalist Isaac of Acre.

    • MJL Author Article 257

      Saadiah Gaon

      An introduction to the life and work of a medieval spiritual leader.

    • MJL Author Article 258

      Bat Kol - A Divine Voice

      The lowest level of prophecy, but a mighty powerful voice.

    • MJL Author Article 259

      The Tabernacle

      A makeshift sanctuary in the wilderness.


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