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 80

      Israel Zangwill

      Writer expressed the struggles of a modern Jew trying to straddle two worlds.

    • MJL Author Article 81

      Judaism on Cremation

      An evaluation of the arguments for and against.

    • MJL Author Article 82

      Vegetarianism and Kashrut

      Moral and theological implications of vegetarianism can be seen as a challenge to the rabbinic tradition.

    • MJL Author Article 83

      Reform Judaism

      An examination of the origins and early development of Reform Judaism in Germany and the United States.

    • MJL Author Article 84

      Divine Providence

      According to some thinkers, God only watches over people in a general way; according to others, divine providence extends to the minute details of life.

    • MJL Author Article 85

      Nahman of Bratslav

      Hasidic master whose disciples refuse to appoint a successor--even two centuries after his death.

    • MJL Author Article 86

      Nahmanides (Ramban)

      This Spanish Bible commentator earned a place alongside Rashi.

    • MJL Author Article 87

      Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler

      Scholar in the Musar movement inspired Ponivezh Yeshivah.

    • MJL Author Article 88

      Tzitzit

      Fringes for four-cornered garments.

    • MJL Author Article 89

      Humility in Judaism

      Being humble is one of the key traits that Judaism values.


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