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

      Samuel Holdheim

      Reform leader saw halakhah no longer as binding according to Judaism itself.

    • MJL Author Article 91

      Levites

      Even after the Temple's destruction, Levites enjoy some unique ritual privileges.

    • MJL Author Article 92

      Attitudes toward Repentance

      Jewish thinking tries to strike a balance between responsibility and forgiveness.

    • MJL Author Article 93

      Responsa

      Rabbinic responses to questions of Jewish law enrich the body of Halakhic literature.

    • MJL Author Article 94

      Jewish Denominations: Emergence and Growth

      Modernization and its discontents.

    • MJL Author Article 95

      Herem

      Traditional ban separating a person from the rest of the community.

    • MJL Author Article 96

      Jewish Resurrection of the Dead

      When and how will the dead will be resurrected? The debate is old, but it has not been entirely resolved.

    • MJL Author Article 97

      Abraham Ibn Ezra

      A master Torah commentator who foreshadowed biblical criticism

    • MJL Author Article 98

      Bahya Ibn Pakudah

      His Duties of the Hearts stressed the inwardness of Judaism.

    • MJL Author Article 99

      Gersonides

      Medieval philosopher followed the rationalistic mode of Aristotle.


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