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

      Judaism on Prostitution

      Condemnation of harlotry existed throughout Jewish history, though there is evidence that the practice was known in every time period.

    • MJL Author Article 61

      Or Ha-Hayyim

      Hayyim Ibn Atar was most famous for his Bible commentary with a mystical bent.

    • MJL Author Article 62

      Radbaz (Rabbi David Ben Zimra)

      Prolific author of responsa tackled significant issues in his time.

    • MJL Author Article 63

      Kosher Animals

      Mammals, birds, fish, and even some locusts are kosher only if they meet the exacting criteria set out in the Bible and rabbinic law.

    • MJL Author Article 64

      Business Competition in Judaism

      What is unfair competition in business? There are many Jewish answers.

    • MJL Author Article 65

      Eulogy, or Hesped

      The eulogy delivered at the funeral honors the deceased by focusing on the person's achievements in life.

    • MJL Author Article 66

      Heinrich Graetz

      A historian of Judaism with a deep faith in tradition.

    • MJL Author Article 67

      Cherubim

      Winged creatures associated with the Ark puzzled Jewish scholars.

    • MJL Author Article 68

      Moses Hayyim Luzzatto

      Prolific writer describes the "science" of saintliness.

    • MJL Author Article 69

      Holy Sparks

      A kabbalistic concept of the light found in all creation.


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