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

      Electricity on Shabbat

      Why did the rabbis forbid electricity to be used on Shabbat? That wasn't in the Torah!

    • MJL Author Article 41

      Jewish Views on Christianity

      Theological attitudes toward Christianity have changed over time in response to social and political developments.

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      Rationalism

      Can faith and reason coexist in Jewish thought?

    • MJL Author Article 43

      Dov Baer of Mezhirech

      This Hasidic thinker believed man should constantly be aware of God.

    • MJL Author Article 44

      Hillel

      The preeminent rabbi of first century Palestine.

    • MJL Author Article 45

      Kosher Meat

      An introduction.

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      Responsa

      Rabbinic responses to questions of Jewish law enrich the body of Halakhic literature.

    • MJL Author Article 47

      Solomon Schechter

      Solomon Schechter established his reputation as an important scholar in England and then solidified his place in Jewish history in his role as president of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York.

    • MJL Author Article 48

      Herem

      Traditional ban separating a person from the rest of the community.

    • MJL Author Article 49

      The Seder Structure and Experience

      An overview of preparing for the seder and the elements of a traditional seder.


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