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 200

      Heresy in Judaism

      Various movements within the religion have been viewed heretical by those who disagreed with them.

    • MJL Author Article 201

      Tannaim & Amoraim

      The great sages of the Mishnah and Talmud.

    • MJL Author Article 202

      Hasidic Ideas

      Though Hasidism is not a homogenous philosophy, there are certain ideas common to its many subgroups.

    • MJL Author Article 203

      Reward and Punishment

      A concept that accounts for suffering, but also contributes to the problem of its existence.

    • MJL Author Article 204

      Rashi

      From his day until the present, Rashi has been the most beloved of all medieval teachers.

    • MJL Author Article 205

      Loving and Fearing God

      Should Jews feel one emotion over the other--or both equally?

    • MJL Author Article 206

      Levites

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

    • MJL Author Article 207

      Rabban Gamaliel

      Many rabbis of the same name served as Nasi or Prince.

    • MJL Author Article 208

      Song of Songs

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

    • MJL Author Article 209

      Electricity on Shabbat

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


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