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 90

      The Book of Psalms

      Traditional & modern views of the Book of Psalms, and the role of Psalms in Jewish liturgy

    • MJL Author Article 91

      Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai

      According to the traditional view, this second century sage of the Mishnah also authored the Zohar.

    • MJL Author Article 92

      How to Be a Host, How to Be a Guest

      Jewish ethical literature provides practical, down-to-earth guidelines on how to behave towards one's guests and towards one's hosts.

    • MJL Author Article 93

      The Great Assembly (Anshe Kenesset)

      A body of spiritual leaders of Judaism dating from the time of Moses.

    • MJL Author Article 94

      Isaac Abravanel

      Medieval Bible commentator was influenced by personal experience.

    • MJL Author Article 95

      Faith Healing

      Curing with supernatural powers is viewed with skepticism in Judaism.

    • MJL Author Article 96

      Rabbi Judah the Prince

      Editor of the Mishnah.

    • MJL Author Article 97

      The Zohar's Influence

      Few post-talmudic works have been as revered as the Zohar, the mystical commentary on the Torah.

    • MJL Author Article 98

      Lekhah Dodi

      This hymn, sung to welcome the Sabbath, has mystical origins.

    • MJL Author Article 99

      Solomon Schechter

      Solomon Schechter established his reputation as an important scholar in England and then solidified his place in Jewish history in his role as president of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York.


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