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

      Rabbenu Tam

      The grandson of Rashi and leader of medieval French Jewry.

    • MJL Author Article 41

      The Mamzer Problem

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

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      Cherubim

      Winged creatures associated with the Ark puzzled Jewish scholars.

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      Jewish Symbols

      Jewish literature is rife with allegory and metaphor.

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      Holy Sparks

      A kabbalistic concept of the light found in all creation.

    • MJL Author Article 45

      Hunting in Judaism

      Eating meat is permitted. But is hunting for sport?

    • MJL Author Article 46

      The Brit Milah (Bris) Ceremony

      The basics of this ceremony for an eight-day-old Jewish boy

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      Ecological Concerns in Rabbinic Literature

      The ancient rabbinic sages did not see degradation of the natural environment as a systemic problem: but we can learn from their legislation addressing the more local environmental issues of which they were aware.

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      The Haggadah

      A brief overview of the book that serves as guide, script, and liturgy of the Passover seder.

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      Heinrich Graetz

      A historian of Judaism with a deep faith in tradition.


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