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.


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      Samuel Holdheim

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

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      Golems

      Making Men of Clay: Can imitating God extend to the creative realm?

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      Traditional Teachings on the Meaning of Kashrut

      Reasoning from Maimonides, Nahmanides, and the kabbalists.

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      Leopold Zunz

      A Pioneer of Jewish Studies with an agenda.

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      The World to Come

      It's an individual Jew's ultimate reward, but the nature of the World to Come has always been disputed.

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      Martin Buber

      The creation of a Jewish existentialism--and a Jewish state.

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      Jewish Customs

      Minhagim have become incorporated into daily practice, like law.

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      Rav and Samuel

      Early Amoraim engaged in respectful debate.

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      Gersonides

      Medieval philosopher followed the rationalistic mode of Aristotle.

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      Rabbi Yose

      Early teacher of Jewish law and theology.


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