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 140

      Classical Understandings of Mitzvot and their Reasons

      The rabbinic sages and later philosophers and mystics offered many ways to categorize the mitzvot and explain their significance.

    • MJL Author Article 141

      Sefer Hasidim

      This medieval work describes the ideal life of the pious Jew.

    • MJL Author Article 142

      Ecclesiastes (Kohelet)

      A biblical book with a message for Sukkot.

    • MJL Author Article 143

      Golems

      Making Men of Clay: Can imitating God extend to the creative realm?

    • MJL Author Article 144

      Ecclesiastes

      Despite the cynical tone of Ecclesiastes, it has been given a place of joy and honor in the Jewish cycle of readings.

    • MJL Author Article 145

      The Get, or Bill of Divorce

      The get is the bill of divorce that the husband gives to the wife to release her from the marriage.

    • MJL Author Article 146

      Angels

      Messengers of God who appear in traditional texts--but discomfort some Jewish thinkers.

    • MJL Author Article 147

      Jacob Emden

      Scholar quarreled with almost all his contemporaries.

    • MJL Author Article 148

      Johanan ben Zakkai

      Student of Hillel contributed to the continued study of Torah and the protection of the Sanhedrin.

    • MJL Author Article 149

      Rav and Samuel

      Early Amoraim engaged in respectful debate.


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