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

      Swaying in Prayer

      The history of body movements in prayer and Torah study.

    • MJL Author Article 111

      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 112

      Incense

      The smells of the Temple in Jerusalem.

    • MJL Author Article 113

      Business Competition in Judaism

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

    • MJL Author Article 114

      Eulogy, or Hesped

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

    • MJL Author Article 115

      Rabbenu Tam

      The grandson of Rashi and leader of medieval French Jewry.

    • MJL Author Article 116

      Cherubim

      Winged creatures associated with the Ark puzzled Jewish scholars.

    • MJL Author Article 117

      Holy Sparks

      A kabbalistic concept of the light found in all creation.

    • MJL Author Article 118

      Israel Salanter

      Founder of the Musar Movement stressed the ethical demands of the Torah.

    • MJL Author Article 119

      The Brit Milah (Bris) Ceremony

      The basics of this ceremony for an eight-day-old Jewish boy


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