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

      The Masoretic Text

      The traditional--sometimes imperfect--Jewish version of the Torah text.

    • MJL Author Article 251

      Tannaim & Amoraim

      The great sages of the Mishnah and Talmud.

    • MJL Author Article 252

      The Brit Milah (Bris) Ceremony

      The basics of this ceremony for an eight-day-old Jewish boy

    • MJL Author Article 253

      Ecological Concerns in Rabbinic Literature

      The ancient rabbinic sages did not see degradation of the natural environment as a systemic problem: but we can learn from their legislation addressing the more local environmental issues of which they were aware.

    • MJL Author Article 254

      The Haggadah

      A brief overview of the book that serves as guide, script, and liturgy of the Passover seder.

    • MJL Author Article 255

      Heinrich Graetz

      A historian of Judaism with a deep faith in tradition.

    • MJL Author Article 256

      Gershom of Mayyence

      German legal authority created famous ban against divorcing a wife against her will.

    • MJL Author Article 257

      Levites

      Even after the Temple's destruction, Levites enjoy some unique ritual privileges.

    • MJL Author Article 258

      Song of Songs

      The Rabbis taught: All the writings are holy, but the Song of Songs is the Holy of Holies.

    • MJL Author Article 259

      The Ten Martyrs (Martyrology)

      Who are the individuals mentioned in the Yom Kippur service?


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