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

      Usury and Moneylending in Judaism

      Jewish law, rooted in biblical protections for the needy, forbids a Jewish creditor from profiting in any way from lending to another Jew.

    • MJL Author Article 151

      The Ketubah, or Marriage Contract

      The ketubah is an ancient contract delineating the obligations of the husband to his wife.

    • MJL Author Article 152

      Moses Sofer

      Hungarian rabbi who fought against the influence of Reform.

    • MJL Author Article 153

      Jewish Ecstasy

      Accounts of intense encounters with God rare in Judaism.

    • MJL Author Article 154

      Levi Yitzhak of Berditchev

      The most lovable figure in Hasidic folklore.

    • MJL Author Article 155

      Fanaticism in Judaism

      Scholars warned: "Be not righteous overmuch."

    • MJL Author Article 156

      Milton Steinberg

      This Jewish thinker and Reconstructionist leader asked: Does belief in God make sense?

    • MJL Author Article 157

      Need for Tzedakah

      Rabbinic sources, both ancient and modern, suggest that tzedakah plays an important role in the spiritual life of the donor.

    • MJL Author Article 158

      Gematria

      Assigning numerical values to letters yields infinite interpretations.

    • MJL Author Article 159

      Leopold Zunz

      A Pioneer of Jewish Studies with an agenda.


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