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 40

      Divine Providence

      According to some thinkers, God only watches over people in a general way; according to others, divine providence extends to the minute details of life.

    • MJL Author Article 41

      Cain and Abel

      Classic tale of brothers and murder.

    • MJL Author Article 42

      Syncretism and Judaism

      Throughout history Jews have accepted some influences of outside religions and cultures, and rejected others.

    • MJL Author Article 43

      Heresy in Judaism

      Various movements within the religion have been viewed heretical by those who disagreed with them.

    • MJL Author Article 44

      Hermeneutics (Drash)

      A method for learning Torah, developed by the rabbis of the Talmud.

    • MJL Author Article 45

      Hasidic Ideas

      Though Hasidism is not a homogenous philosophy, there are certain ideas common to its many subgroups.

    • MJL Author Article 46

      Reward and Punishment

      A concept that accounts for suffering, but also contributes to the problem of its existence.

    • MJL Author Article 47

      Rashi

      From his day until the present, Rashi has been the most beloved of all medieval teachers.

    • MJL Author Article 48

      Loving and Fearing God

      Should Jews feel one emotion over the other--or both equally?

    • MJL Author Article 49

      Maharal of Prague

      An original Jewish thinker, influential far beyond the golem he created.


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