Rabbi Jill Jacobs

Rabbi Jill Jacobs is the Executive Director of Rabbis for Human Rights-North America and the author of Where Justice Dwells: A Hands-On-Guide for Doing Social Justice in Your Jewish Community and There Shall Be No Needy: Pursuing Social Justice Through Jewish Law and Tradition. She will be blogging here for Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning all through Sukkot.


Articles by Rabbi Jill Jacobs

Blessing for Counting the Omer

The blessing in transliteration and English.

A Sukkah Occupies Wall Street

This was a post that previous appeared on the MyJewishLearning/Jewish Book Council blog. As I write this blog post, I ...

A Sukkah Occupies Wall Street

Earlier this week, Rabbi Jill Jacobs wrote about  Sukkot and social justice and asked, “Does place matter?“ As I write ...

Does Place Matter?

Yesterday, Rabbi Jill Jacobs wrote about Sukkot and social justice. Her most recent book, Where Justice Dwells: A Hands-On Guide ...

Sukkot and Social Justice

Rabbi Jill Jacobs is the author of Where Justice Dwells: A Hands-On-Guide for Doing Social Justice in Your Jewish Community. ...

Jewish Attitudes toward Poverty

How Much Should You Care?

Ethical Treatment of Animals in Judaism

The concept of Tzaar Baalei Hayim demands that we take animal suffering seriously.

What Is Shatnez?

The biblical prohibition against mixing wool and linen.

How to Count the Omer

A guide to the ritual that occurs between Passover and Shavuot.

Conservative Halakhic Texts

The Conservative Movement's legal texts represent a contemporary attempt to make halakhah relevant and meaningful in a changing world.