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

      Animals in Judaism

      Judaism's attitude toward animals.

    • MJL Author Article 81

      Sacrifice

      Since the destruction of the Temples, Jews have struggled with the enduring meaning and legacy of the sacrificial rites.

    • MJL Author Article 82

      Hai Gaon

      Head of the school of Pumbedita during the Geonic Age.

    • MJL Author Article 83

      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 84

      Theodor Herzl

      The Foremost leader of Political Zionism

    • MJL Author Article 85

      Jewish Attitudes Toward Death

      A brief summary of traditional Jewish views of death--including its tragedy and its inevitability.

    • MJL Author Article 86

      Tallit (The Prayer Shawl)

      The corner fringes on this ritual garment remind the wearer of all the commandments in the Torah.

    • MJL Author Article 87

      Hasidism & Its Discontents

      Traditionalists as well as modernists opposed Hasidism on social, theological and cultural grounds.

    • MJL Author Article 88

      Eleazar Azikri

      Author of Yedid Nefesh and Sefer Haredim.

    • MJL Author Article 89

      Jewish Views on Miracles

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


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