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

      Evil Eye in Judaism

      There are a number of Jewish practices to ward off the harmful effects of the evil eye.

    • MJL Author Article 81

      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 82

      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 83

      Volozhyn

      Home of the famous Yeshivah that operated day and night.

    • MJL Author Article 84

      Vilna Gaon

      Renowned scholar led non-Hasidic Jewish world into modernity.

    • MJL Author Article 85

      Hand Washing

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

    • MJL Author Article 86

      The Synagogue Sermon

      The Rabbi's sermon has seen many changes throughout Jewish history.

    • MJL Author Article 87

      Yom Kippur Katan

      A fast day associated with the new moon.

    • MJL Author Article 88

      The Witch of Endor

      Debate about this biblical story raises key theological issues.

    • MJL Author Article 89

      Haskalah

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


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