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

      Nahman of Bratslav

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

    • MJL Author Article 91

      Swaying in Prayer

      The history of body movements in prayer and Torah study.

    • MJL Author Article 92

      Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler

      Scholar in the Musar movement inspired Ponivezh Yeshivah.

    • MJL Author Article 93

      Incense

      The smells of the Temple in Jerusalem.

    • MJL Author Article 94

      Humility in Judaism

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

    • MJL Author Article 95

      Vegetarianism and Kashrut

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

    • MJL Author Article 96

      Reform Judaism

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

    • MJL Author Article 97

      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 98

      Malbim

      This modern Bible commentator aimed to show that the teachings of the Oral Torah are contained in the Pentateuch.

    • MJL Author Article 99

      Israel Salanter

      Founder of the Musar Movement stressed the ethical demands of the Torah.


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