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 70

      Rabbi Yose

      Early teacher of Jewish law and theology.

    • MJL Author Article 71

      Literature of and on Hasidism

      The Hasidim wrote and told stories about their leaders.

    • MJL Author Article 72

      Synagogue Architecture Requirements

      Jewish law may make no requirements or restrictions about architectural form, but one prominent 18th century rabbi issued a warning about copying the styles of the rich and famous.

    • MJL Author Article 73

      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 74

      Rabbi Akiba

      Early sage laid the foundation for Rabbinic Judaism.

    • MJL Author Article 75

      Vilna Gaon

      Renowned scholar led non-Hasidic Jewish world into modernity.

    • MJL Author Article 76

      Claude Montefiore

      A founder of Liberal Judaism in England.

    • MJL Author Article 77

      Hand Washing

      Jewish custom now normally associated with meals started with Temple purity.

    • MJL Author Article 78

      Tobacco

      Jewish authorities have much to say about using, and abusing, this substance.

    • MJL Author Article 79

      Yom Kippur Katan

      A fast day associated with the new moon.


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