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 50

      Levites

      Even after the Temple's destruction, Levites enjoy some unique ritual privileges.

    • MJL Author Article 51

      Ecclesiastes (Kohelet)

      A biblical book with a message for Sukkot.

    • MJL Author Article 52

      Song of Songs

      The Rabbis taught: All the writings are holy, but the Song of Songs is the Holy of Holies.

    • MJL Author Article 53

      Ecclesiastes

      Despite the cynical tone of Ecclesiastes, it has been given a place of joy and honor in the Jewish cycle of readings.

    • MJL Author Article 54

      Electricity on Shabbat

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

    • MJL Author Article 55

      The Get, or Bill of Divorce

      The get is the bill of divorce that the husband gives to the wife to release her from the marriage.

    • MJL Author Article 56

      Angels

      Messengers of God who appear in traditional texts--but discomfort some Jewish thinkers.

    • MJL Author Article 57

      Jacob Emden

      Scholar quarreled with almost all his contemporaries.

    • MJL Author Article 58

      Johanan ben Zakkai

      Student of Hillel contributed to the continued study of Torah and the protection of the Sanhedrin.

    • MJL Author Article 59

      Tzedakah & Gemilut Chasadim: Giving & Doing


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