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 150

      Panentheism and Judaism

      Jews have flirted with the doctrine that all creation is embraced in God.

    • MJL Author Article 151

      Yom Kippur Katan

      A fast day associated with the new moon.

    • MJL Author Article 152

      Writing a Will

      The Rabbis interpret a will as an elaborate gift, making it permissible within Jewish law.

    • MJL Author Article 153

      Haskalah

      Be a Jew at home and a man on the street.

    • MJL Author Article 154

      Halakhah: Sources and Development

      From biblical law, through classic rabbinic debate and medieval law codes, and continuing in the modern period, Jewish law has undergone constant development.

    • MJL Author Article 155

      Volozhyn

      Home of the famous Yeshivah that operated day and night.

    • MJL Author Article 156

      Vilna Gaon

      Renowned scholar led non-Hasidic Jewish world into modernity.

    • MJL Author Article 157

      Hand Washing

      Jewish custom now normally associated with meals started with Temple purity.

    • MJL Author Article 158

      Martyrdom

      Judaism has a complex relationship with the ideal of martyrdom.

    • MJL Author Article 159

      Kashrut Themes: Contemporary Concerns

      Modern Jews balance their secular knowledge and Jewish commitments in forging attitudes toward traditional dietary laws.


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