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 100

      Vows and Oaths

      The act of speaking an oath or a vow aloud gives it binding force in traditional Jewish law.

    • MJL Author Article 101

      Ecclesiastes

      Despite the cynical tone of Ecclesiastes, it has been given a place of joy and honor in the Jewish cycle of readings.

    • MJL Author Article 102

      The Get, or Bill of Divorce

      The get is the bill of divorce that the husband gives to the wife to release her from the marriage.

    • MJL Author Article 103

      Angels

      Messengers of God who appear in traditional texts--but discomfort some Jewish thinkers.

    • MJL Author Article 104

      Judaism on Prostitution

      Condemnation of harlotry existed throughout Jewish history, though there is evidence that the practice was known in every time period.

    • MJL Author Article 105

      Jacob Emden

      Scholar quarreled with almost all his contemporaries.

    • MJL Author Article 106

      Radbaz (Rabbi David Ben Zimra)

      Prolific author of responsa tackled significant issues in his time.

    • MJL Author Article 107

      Johanan ben Zakkai

      Student of Hillel contributed to the continued study of Torah and the protection of the Sanhedrin.

    • MJL Author Article 108

      Ecclesiastes (Kohelet)

      A biblical book with a message for Sukkot.

    • MJL Author Article 109

      Work in Jewish Thought

      Work is not a religious obligation in traditional Jewish thought, but it is highly valued.


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