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 10

      Jewish Existentialism

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

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      Jacob ben Asher

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

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      The Sukkah

      A temporary dwelling

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      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.

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      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.

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      The Nishmat Prayer

      A thanksgiving hymn recited on Sabbath and holidays.

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      Zaddik

      A Hasidic spiritual leader believed to maintain a channel to God.

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      Syncretism and Judaism

      Throughout history Jews have accepted some influences of outside religions and cultures, and rejected others.

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      Judaism & Dogs

      Different Jewish views portray the animals as desired guards or evil demons.

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      Hermeneutics (Drash)

      A method for learning Torah, developed by the rabbis of the Talmud.


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