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

      Saadiah Gaon

      An introduction to the life and work of a medieval spiritual leader.

    • MJL Author Article 171

      The Tabernacle

      A makeshift sanctuary in the wilderness.

    • MJL Author Article 172

      Rabbi Eliezer

      Few facts are known about this teacher of Rabbi Akiba.

    • MJL Author Article 173

      Judaism on Cremation

      An evaluation of the arguments for and against.

    • MJL Author Article 174

      Rashbam

      Rashbam read the Torah according to its most literal reading--even in contradiction of Jewish law.

    • MJL Author Article 175

      Vegetarianism and Kashrut

      Moral and theological implications of vegetarianism can be seen as a challenge to the rabbinic tradition.

    • MJL Author Article 176

      Do Jews Believe in Demons?

      Though the idea of demons raises concerns about divine providence, belief in demons developed among some Jews throughout history.

    • MJL Author Article 177

      Reform Judaism

      An examination of the origins and early development of Reform Judaism in Germany and the United States.

    • MJL Author Article 178

      Divine Providence

      According to some thinkers, God only watches over people in a general way; according to others, divine providence extends to the minute details of life.

    • MJL Author Article 179

      Nahman of Bratslav

      Hasidic master whose disciples refuse to appoint a successor--even two centuries after his death.


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