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

      The Theology of Chabad

      The problem of divine withdrawal inspires an alternate view of the universe.

    • MJL Author Article 41

      Bahya Ibn Asher

      Biblical commentator looked at Torah in both traditional and kabbalistic ways.

    • MJL Author Article 42

      Gog and Magog

      Leader and nation who will battle Jews before the coming of the Messiah.

    • MJL Author Article 43

      The Mamzer Problem

      Jewish children born from forbidden sexual relations pose ethical and communal challenges.

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      Repentance

      The High Holidays provide a special opportunity to repent.

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      Jewish Symbols

      Jewish literature is rife with allegory and metaphor.

    • MJL Author Article 46

      The Hafetz Hayyim

      One of the most influential Jewish religious figures of the twentieth century established his reputation first and foremost as an opponent of lashon hara, evil speech.

    • MJL Author Article 47

      Hunting in Judaism

      Eating meat is permitted. But is hunting for sport?

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      Reincarnation: The Transmigration of a Jewish Idea

      Though some Jewish thinkers vigorously rejected the notion of reincarnation, kabbalists embraced it enthusiastically.

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      Judah Halevi

      A Spanish poet, philosopher, and proto-Zionist.


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