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 160

      The Synagogue Sermon

      The Rabbi's sermon has seen many changes throughout Jewish history.

    • MJL Author Article 161

      Ecological Concerns in Rabbinic Literature

      The ancient rabbinic sages did not see degradation of the natural environment as a systemic problem: but we can learn from their legislation addressing the more local environmental issues of which they were aware.

    • MJL Author Article 162

      The Witch of Endor

      Debate about this biblical story raises key theological issues.

    • MJL Author Article 163

      The Haggadah

      A brief overview of the book that serves as guide, script, and liturgy of the Passover seder.

    • MJL Author Article 164

      Heinrich Graetz

      A historian of Judaism with a deep faith in tradition.

    • MJL Author Article 165

      Blasphemy in Judaism

      While the offense was once punishable by death, Jews do not enforce the rules anymore.

    • MJL Author Article 166

      Gershom of Mayyence

      German legal authority created famous ban against divorcing a wife against her will.

    • MJL Author Article 167

      The Ten Martyrs (Martyrology)

      Who are the individuals mentioned in the Yom Kippur service?

    • MJL Author Article 168

      The Masoretic Text

      The traditional--sometimes imperfect--Jewish version of the Torah text.

    • MJL Author Article 169

      Wissenschaft des Judenthums

      The new academic study of Judaism examined Jewish religion from the scholarly perspectives of theology, literature, and history.


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