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 130

      Moses Sofer

      Hungarian rabbi who fought against the influence of Reform.

    • MJL Author Article 131

      Sanhedrin

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

    • MJL Author Article 132

      Jewish Ecstasy

      Accounts of intense encounters with God rare in Judaism.

    • MJL Author Article 133

      Do Jews Believe in Demons?

      Though the idea of demons raises concerns about divine providence, belief in demons developed among some Jews throughout history.

    • MJL Author Article 134

      Samuel Holdheim

      Reform leader saw halakhah no longer as binding according to Judaism itself.

    • MJL Author Article 135

      Traditional Teachings on the Meaning of Kashrut

      Reasoning from Maimonides, Nahmanides, and the kabbalists.

    • MJL Author Article 136

      Leopold Zunz

      A Pioneer of Jewish Studies with an agenda.

    • MJL Author Article 137

      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 138

      Martin Buber

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

    • MJL Author Article 139

      Rashbam

      Rashbam read the Torah according to its most literal reading--even in contradiction of Jewish law.


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