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 260

      Suicide in Jewish Tradition and Literature

      Suicide is deemed a grave sin, yet Jewish legal authorities are alert to mitigating circumstances.

    • MJL Author Article 261

      Evil Eye in Judaism

      There are a number of Jewish practices to ward off the harmful effects of the evil eye.

    • MJL Author Article 262

      Tefillin (Phylacteries)

      Tefillin are not amulets. They are reminders of God's laws.

    • MJL Author Article 263

      The Tosafot

      The Tosafists--beginning with Rashi's family and students--continued the conversation with their glosses on the text of the Talmud.

    • MJL Author Article 264

      Birthdays and Judaism

      Celebration was not always encouraged, but certain ages carry special meanings.


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