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 110

      Samuel David Luzzatto (Shadal)

      Though religiously observant, this Bible commentator was not averse to textual criticism.

    • MJL Author Article 111

      Jewish Ecstasy

      Accounts of intense encounters with God rare in Judaism.

    • MJL Author Article 112

      Sufism

      Sufi ideas found their way into Jewish mystical literature through Bahya Ibn Pakudah and the Kabbalist Isaac of Acre.

    • MJL Author Article 113

      Fanaticism in Judaism

      Scholars warned: "Be not righteous overmuch."

    • MJL Author Article 114

      Ordination (Semihah)

      How does a rabbi become a rabbi?

    • MJL Author Article 115

      Need for Tzedakah

      Rabbinic sources, both ancient and modern, suggest that tzedakah plays an important role in the spiritual life of the donor.

    • MJL Author Article 116

      Leopold Zunz

      A Pioneer of Jewish Studies with an agenda.

    • MJL Author Article 117

      The World to Come

      It's an individual Jew's ultimate reward, but the nature of the World to Come has always been disputed.

    • MJL Author Article 118

      Martin Buber

      The creation of a Jewish existentialism--and a Jewish state.

    • MJL Author Article 119

      Jewish Customs

      Minhagim have become incorporated into daily practice, like law.


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