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

      Truth and Lies in the Jewish Tradition

      Jewish moralist literature sets a high standard of truthtelling, but one not without exceptions.

    • MJL Author Article 61

      Rabbi: Teacher, Preacher, Judge -- But Not Priest

      The traditional rabbinate harks back to ancient practice, but is in fact a changing institution, first formalized in the fourteenth century.

    • MJL Author Article 62

      Jewish Views on Miracles

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

    • MJL Author Article 63

      Spinoza

      One of the most significant figures in the history of philosophy, Spinoza was excommunicated by the Jewish community.

    • MJL Author Article 64

      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 65

      Asceticism

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

    • MJL Author Article 66

      Rabbi Zechariah Frankel

      Leader of the Wissenschaft and founder of Conservative Judaism.

    • MJL Author Article 67

      Jacob ben Asher

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

    • MJL Author Article 68

      The Sukkah

      A temporary dwelling

    • MJL Author Article 69

      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.


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