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

      Wissenschaft des Judenthums

      The new academic study of Judaism examined Jewish religion from the scholarly perspectives of theology, literature, and history.

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      Respect in the Synagogue

      Rabbinic restrictions on behavior in the synagogue reveal continuing tension between ordinary Jews' sense of being at home and at ease there, and the desire of rabbis to set it apart as a sacred place.

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      Judaism on Prostitution

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

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      The Editing of the Talmud

      How the sages' debates across many generations became the monumental works known as the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds

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      Radbaz (Rabbi David Ben Zimra)

      Prolific author of responsa tackled significant issues in his time.

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      Amen

      Word found at the end of prayers has a long, complex history.

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      Noah's Flood

      Story, whether factual or not, finds similarities in Babylonian myth.

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      Kedushah

      Sanctifying God's name, like the angels.

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      Slander

      Jewish law's response to slander over the ages moved from strong disapproval to imposing real communal consequences.

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      Haskalah in Russia and Galicia

      The development and expansion of the Jewish Enlightenment.


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