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

      Suicide in Jewish Tradition and Literature

      Suicide is deemed a grave sin, yet Jewish legal authorities are alert to mitigating circumstances.

    • MJL Author Article 131

      The Book of Psalms

      Traditional & modern views of the Book of Psalms, and the role of Psalms in Jewish liturgy

    • MJL Author Article 132

      How to Be a Host, How to Be a Guest

      Jewish ethical literature provides practical, down-to-earth guidelines on how to behave towards one's guests and towards one's hosts.

    • MJL Author Article 133

      Isaac Abravanel

      Medieval Bible commentator was influenced by personal experience.

    • MJL Author Article 134

      The Musar Movement

      A move to introduce more study of piety into the Lithuanian Yeshivah curriculum.

    • MJL Author Article 135

      Faith Healing

      Curing with supernatural powers is viewed with skepticism in Judaism.

    • MJL Author Article 136

      Tithing

      The Rabbis developed an elaborate system of tithing produce, mostly to provide livelihood for priests and Levites.

    • MJL Author Article 137

      Rabbi Judah the Prince

      Editor of the Mishnah.

    • MJL Author Article 138

      The Zohar's Influence

      Few post-talmudic works have been as revered as the Zohar, the mystical commentary on the Torah.

    • MJL Author Article 139

      Solomon Schechter

      Solomon Schechter established his reputation as an important scholar in England and then solidified his place in Jewish history in his role as president of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York.


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