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

      Dov Baer of Lubavitch

      Hasidic scholar wrote extensively on the mystical mind.

    • MJL Author Article 101

      Or Ha-Hayyim

      Hayyim Ibn Atar was most famous for his Bible commentary with a mystical bent.

    • MJL Author Article 102

      Kosher Animals

      Mammals, birds, fish, and even some locusts are kosher only if they meet the exacting criteria set out in the Bible and rabbinic law.

    • MJL Author Article 103

      Business Competition in Judaism

      What is unfair competition in business? There are many Jewish answers.

    • MJL Author Article 104

      Azariah de Rossi

      Medieval Italian scholar pioneered the 'scientific' study of the Jewish past.

    • MJL Author Article 105

      Eulogy, or Hesped

      The eulogy delivered at the funeral honors the deceased by focusing on the person's achievements in life.

    • MJL Author Article 106

      Gematria

      Assigning numerical values to letters yields infinite interpretations.

    • MJL Author Article 107

      Rabbenu Tam

      The grandson of Rashi and leader of medieval French Jewry.

    • MJL Author Article 108

      Cherubim

      Winged creatures associated with the Ark puzzled Jewish scholars.

    • MJL Author Article 109

      Holy Sparks

      A kabbalistic concept of the light found in all creation.


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