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

      Menahem Meiri

      This medieval talmudist's religious tolerance was ahead of his time.

    • MJL Author Article 61

      Beards, Sidelocks (Pe'ot), and Shaving

      All agree that there is no ban on shaving with an electric razor, but for many, beards have become a powerful symbol of Jewish manhood.

    • MJL Author Article 62

      Jewish Astrology

      There was no Jewish prohibition against consulting the stars, but sages questioned if astrology applied to Jews.

    • MJL Author Article 63

      Rabbi Akiba

      Early sage laid the foundation for Rabbinic Judaism.

    • MJL Author Article 64

      Moshe Feinstein

    • MJL Author Article 65

      Karet

      What does it mean to be 'cut off' from the Jewish people?

    • MJL Author Article 66

      Literature of and on Hasidism

      The Hasidim wrote and told stories about their leaders.

    • MJL Author Article 67

      Haskalah

      Be a Jew at home and a man on the street.

    • MJL Author Article 68

      The Nishmat Prayer

      A thanksgiving hymn recited on Sabbath and holidays.

    • MJL Author Article 69

      Halakhah: Sources and Development

      From biblical law, through classic rabbinic debate and medieval law codes, and continuing in the modern period, Jewish law has undergone constant development.


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