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.


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      Heinrich Graetz

      A historian of Judaism with a deep faith in tradition.

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      Cherubim

      Winged creatures associated with the Ark puzzled Jewish scholars.

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      Sacrifice

      Since the destruction of the Temples, Jews have struggled with the enduring meaning and legacy of the sacrificial rites.

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      Gershom of Mayyence

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

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      Jewish Amulets

      Belief in the power of amulets persisted widely among Jews for many centuries, and still exists in some communities today.

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      The Ten Martyrs (Martyrology)

      Who are the individuals mentioned in the Yom Kippur service?

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      Wissenschaft des Judenthums

      The new academic study of Judaism examined Jewish religion from the scholarly perspectives of theology, literature, and history.

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      Jewish Philosophy and Philosophies of Judaism

      It is more accurate to speak of Jewish philosophies than of a single Jewish philosophy.

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      The Death Penalty in Jewish Tradition

      Though the Torah prescribed capital punishment for certain crimes, the rabbis moderated its use.

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      Blasphemy in Judaism

      While the offense was once punishable by death, Jews do not enforce the rules anymore.


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