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 30

      Bimah

      Location of central platform caused controversy between Orthodox and Reform Jews.

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      Rabbi Abraham Geiger

      Reform rabbi fought for movement's recognition as part of Jewish tradition.

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      Kol Nidrei

      The evening service of Yom Kippur is named after this declaration

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      Synagogue Architecture Requirements

      Jewish law may make no requirements or restrictions about architectural form, but one prominent 18th century rabbi issued a warning about copying the styles of the rich and famous.

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      Responsa

      Rabbinic responses to questions of Jewish law enrich the body of Halakhic literature.

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      Beards, Sidelocks (Pe'ot), and Shaving

      All agree that there is no ban on shaving with an electric razor, but for many, beards have become a powerful symbol of Jewish manhood.

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      Herem

      Traditional ban separating a person from the rest of the community.

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      Rabbi Akiba

      Early sage laid the foundation for Rabbinic Judaism.

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      Moshe Feinstein

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      Karet

      What does it mean to be 'cut off' from the Jewish people?


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