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

      Bat Kol - A Divine Voice

      The lowest level of prophecy, but a mighty powerful voice.

    • MJL Author Article 41

      Asceticism

      Practices depend on individual temperament and social conditions of the time.

    • MJL Author Article 42

      Jacob ben Asher

      The author of the Arbaah Turim set the scene for the publication of Karo's Shulhan Arukh.

    • MJL Author Article 43

      The Sukkah

      A temporary dwelling

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      Jeremiah: Prophet of Judgment and of Hope

      Jeremiah's tragic message is conveyed by both his prophecies and account of Jerusalem's destruction, but he also gives his people hope.

    • MJL Author Article 45

      Jewish Views on Miracles

      To what extent should Jews believe that miracles occurred in the past and continue to occur today?

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      Idolatry: The Ultimate Betrayal of God

      From the worship of statues to--some would say--the absolute veneration of political movements, Judaism forbids idolatry in all its forms.

    • MJL Author Article 47

      Jewish Amulets

      Belief in the power of amulets persisted widely among Jews for many centuries, and still exists in some communities today.

    • MJL Author Article 48

      Zaddik

      A Hasidic spiritual leader believed to maintain a channel to God.

    • MJL Author Article 49

      Jewish Existentialism

      Emphasis placed on human free will and what is true to an individual.


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