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 170

      Kosher Animals

      Mammals, birds, fish, and even some locusts are kosher only if they meet the exacting criteria set out in the Bible and rabbinic law.

    • MJL Author Article 171

      The Red Heifer

      This purification ritual contains a puzzling paradox.

    • MJL Author Article 172

      Business Competition in Judaism

      What is unfair competition in business? There are many Jewish answers.

    • MJL Author Article 173

      Dreams & Dream Interpretation

      Good dreams, bad dreams--what could they all mean?

    • MJL Author Article 174

      Eulogy, or Hesped

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

    • MJL Author Article 175

      Heinrich Graetz

      A historian of Judaism with a deep faith in tradition.

    • MJL Author Article 176

      Cherubim

      Winged creatures associated with the Ark puzzled Jewish scholars.

    • MJL Author Article 177

      Holy Sparks

      A kabbalistic concept of the light found in all creation.

    • MJL Author Article 178

      The Brit Milah (Bris) Ceremony

      The basics of this ceremony for an eight-day-old Jewish boy

    • MJL Author Article 179

      Judaism on Prostitution

      Condemnation of harlotry existed throughout Jewish history, though there is evidence that the practice was known in every time period.


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