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

      Jonathan Eybeschitz

      Noted Prague rabbi was accused of being a Shabbetean.

    • MJL Author Article 161

      Levites

      Even after the Temple's destruction, Levites enjoy some unique ritual privileges.

    • MJL Author Article 162

      Rabbi Joshua

      This early Rabbi of the Mishnah regularly debated Rabbi Eliezer.

    • MJL Author Article 163

      Song of Songs

      The Rabbis taught: All the writings are holy, but the Song of Songs is the Holy of Holies.

    • MJL Author Article 164

      Electricity on Shabbat

      Why did the rabbis forbid electricity to be used on Shabbat? That wasn't in the Torah!

    • MJL Author Article 165

      Hoshanah Rabbah

      The last day of Sukkot has its own rituals

    • MJL Author Article 166

      The Binding of Isaac

      The dramatic story of the binding of Isaac is central to Jewish liturgy and thought, and has perplexed many generations of commentators.

    • MJL Author Article 167

      Eulogy, or Hesped

      The eulogy delivered at the funeral honors the deceased by focusing on the person's achievements in life.

    • MJL Author Article 168

      Rabbenu Tam

      The grandson of Rashi and leader of medieval French Jewry.

    • MJL Author Article 169

      Dov Baer of Lubavitch

      Hasidic scholar wrote extensively on the mystical mind.


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