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

      Jacob ben Asher

      The author of the Arbaah Turim set the scene for the publication of Karo's Shulhan Arukh.

    • MJL Author Article 141

      The Sukkah

      A temporary dwelling

    • MJL Author Article 142

      Malbim

      This modern Bible commentator aimed to show that the teachings of the Oral Torah are contained in the Pentateuch.

    • MJL Author Article 143

      Jeremiah: Prophet of Judgment and of Hope

      Jeremiah's tragic message is conveyed by both his prophecies and account of Jerusalem's destruction, but he also gives his people hope.

    • MJL Author Article 144

      Swaying in Prayer

      The history of body movements in prayer and Torah study.

    • MJL Author Article 145

      Idolatry: The Ultimate Betrayal of God

      From the worship of statues to--some would say--the absolute veneration of political movements, Judaism forbids idolatry in all its forms.

    • MJL Author Article 146

      Incense

      The smells of the Temple in Jerusalem.

    • MJL Author Article 147

      Zaddik

      A Hasidic spiritual leader believed to maintain a channel to God.

    • MJL Author Article 148

      Jewish Existentialism

      Emphasis placed on human free will and what is true to an individual.

    • MJL Author Article 149

      Festivals and Work

      Work prohibition depends on the type of festival


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