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

      Bahya Ibn Asher

      Biblical commentator looked at Torah in both traditional and kabbalistic ways.

    • MJL Author Article 101

      Ritba (Rabbi Yom Tov Ishbili)

      Ritba's chief fame rests on his commentaries to the Talmud.

    • MJL Author Article 102

      Gog and Magog

      Leader and nation who will battle Jews before the coming of the Messiah.

    • MJL Author Article 103

      Repentance

      The High Holidays provide a special opportunity to repent.

    • MJL Author Article 104

      The Hafetz Hayyim

      One of the most influential Jewish religious figures of the twentieth century established his reputation first and foremost as an opponent of lashon hara, evil speech.

    • MJL Author Article 105

      Reincarnation: The Transmigration of a Jewish Idea

      Though some Jewish thinkers vigorously rejected the notion of reincarnation, kabbalists embraced it enthusiastically.

    • MJL Author Article 106

      Judah Halevi

      A Spanish poet, philosopher, and proto-Zionist.

    • MJL Author Article 107

      The Musar Movement

      A move to introduce more study of piety into the Lithuanian Yeshivah curriculum.

    • MJL Author Article 108

      Asceticism

      Practices depend on individual temperament and social conditions of the time.

    • MJL Author Article 109

      Tithing

      The Rabbis developed an elaborate system of tithing produce, mostly to provide livelihood for priests and Levites.


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