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

      The Book of Psalms

      Traditional & modern views of the Book of Psalms, and the role of Psalms in Jewish liturgy

    • MJL Author Article 101

      How to Be a Host, How to Be a Guest

      Jewish ethical literature provides practical, down-to-earth guidelines on how to behave towards one's guests and towards one's hosts.

    • MJL Author Article 102

      Isaac Abravanel

      Medieval Bible commentator was influenced by personal experience.

    • MJL Author Article 103

      Faith Healing

      Curing with supernatural powers is viewed with skepticism in Judaism.

    • MJL Author Article 104

      Rabbi Judah the Prince

      Editor of the Mishnah.

    • MJL Author Article 105

      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 106

      The Zohar's Influence

      Few post-talmudic works have been as revered as the Zohar, the mystical commentary on the Torah.

    • MJL Author Article 107

      Solomon Schechter

      Solomon Schechter established his reputation as an important scholar in England and then solidified his place in Jewish history in his role as president of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York.

    • MJL Author Article 108

      Jewish Views on Christianity

      Theological attitudes toward Christianity have changed over time in response to social and political developments.

    • MJL Author Article 109

      Rationalism

      Can faith and reason coexist in Jewish thought?


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