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 180

      Slander

      Jewish law's response to slander over the ages moved from strong disapproval to imposing real communal consequences.

    • MJL Author Article 181

      Respect in the Synagogue

      Rabbinic restrictions on behavior in the synagogue reveal continuing tension between ordinary Jews' sense of being at home and at ease there, and the desire of rabbis to set it apart as a sacred place.

    • MJL Author Article 182

      Saadiah Gaon

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

    • MJL Author Article 183

      The Tabernacle

      A makeshift sanctuary in the wilderness.

    • MJL Author Article 184

      The Red Heifer

      This purification ritual contains a puzzling paradox.

    • MJL Author Article 185

      Rabbi Eliezer

      Few facts are known about this teacher of Rabbi Akiba.

    • MJL Author Article 186

      Dreams & Dream Interpretation

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

    • MJL Author Article 187

      Judaism on Cremation

      An evaluation of the arguments for and against.

    • MJL Author Article 188

      Second Days of Festivals

      Some holidays last longer outside the land of Israel

    • MJL Author Article 189

      Haskalah in Russia and Galicia

      The development and expansion of the Jewish Enlightenment.


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