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

      Jewish Symbols

      Jewish literature is rife with allegory and metaphor.

    • MJL Author Article 101

      Jewish Existentialism

      Emphasis placed on human free will and what is true to an individual.

    • MJL Author Article 102

      Hunting in Judaism

      Eating meat is permitted. But is hunting for sport?

    • MJL Author Article 103

      Jacob ben Asher

      The author of the Arbaah Turim set the scene for the publication of Karo's Shulhan Arukh.

    • MJL Author Article 104

      The Sukkah

      A temporary dwelling

    • MJL Author Article 105

      Jeremiah: Prophet of Judgment and of Hope

      Jeremiah's tragic message is conveyed by both his prophecies and account of Jerusalem's destruction, but he also gives his people hope.

    • MJL Author Article 106

      Idolatry: The Ultimate Betrayal of God

      From the worship of statues to--some would say--the absolute veneration of political movements, Judaism forbids idolatry in all its forms.

    • MJL Author Article 107

      The Mamzer Problem

      Jewish children born from forbidden sexual relations pose ethical and communal challenges.

    • MJL Author Article 108

      Jacob

      The father of the children of Israel.

    • MJL Author Article 109

      Sanhedrin

      Jews and Christians read their own ideas about authority into this ancient legislative institution.


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