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.


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      Jonathan Eybeschitz

      Noted Prague rabbi was accused of being a Shabbetean.

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      Tzitzit

      Fringes for four-cornered garments.

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      Rabbi Joshua

      This early Rabbi of the Mishnah regularly debated Rabbi Eliezer.

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      Hoshanah Rabbah

      The last day of Sukkot has its own rituals

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      The Binding of Isaac

      The dramatic story of the binding of Isaac is central to Jewish liturgy and thought, and has perplexed many generations of commentators.

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      Halitzah: The Ceremonial Release from Levirate Marriage

      Halitzah is the ritual that releases a childless widow from levirate marriage, wherein her brother-in-law must marry her to give her a child in his brother's name.

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      Rabbenu Tam

      The grandson of Rashi and leader of medieval French Jewry.

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      The Mamzer Problem

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

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      Dov Baer of Lubavitch

      Hasidic scholar wrote extensively on the mystical mind.

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      Jewish Symbols

      Jewish literature is rife with allegory and metaphor.


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