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

      Loving and Fearing God

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

    • MJL Author Article 42

      Judaism on Prostitution

      Condemnation of harlotry existed throughout Jewish history, though there is evidence that the practice was known in every time period.

    • MJL Author Article 43

      Cain and Abel

      Classic tale of brothers and murder.

    • MJL Author Article 44

      Radbaz (Rabbi David Ben Zimra)

      Prolific author of responsa tackled significant issues in his time.

    • MJL Author Article 45

      Heresy in Judaism

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

    • MJL Author Article 46

      Hasidic Ideas

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

    • MJL Author Article 47

      Reward and Punishment

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

    • MJL Author Article 48

      Rashi

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

    • MJL Author Article 49

      Moses Hayyim Luzzatto

      Prolific writer describes the "science" of saintliness.


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