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 60

      Isaac Abravanel

      Medieval Bible commentator was influenced by personal experience.

    • MJL Author Article 61

      Incense

      The smells of the Temple in Jerusalem.

    • MJL Author Article 62

      Faith Healing

      Curing with supernatural powers is viewed with skepticism in Judaism.

    • MJL Author Article 63

      Rabbi Judah the Prince

      Editor of the Mishnah.

    • MJL Author Article 64

      The Zohar's Influence

      Few post-talmudic works have been as revered as the Zohar, the mystical commentary on the Torah.

    • MJL Author Article 65

      The Book of Psalms

      Traditional & modern views of the Book of Psalms, and the role of Psalms in Jewish liturgy

    • MJL Author Article 66

      Jewish Views on Christianity

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

    • MJL Author Article 67

      Israel Salanter

      Founder of the Musar Movement stressed the ethical demands of the Torah.

    • MJL Author Article 68

      Rationalism

      Can faith and reason coexist in Jewish thought?

    • MJL Author Article 69

      Chutzpah

      The Yiddish word that means nerve...and a million other things.


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