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

      Song of Songs

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

    • MJL Author Article 201

      Vegetarianism and Kashrut

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

    • MJL Author Article 202

      Electricity on Shabbat

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

    • MJL Author Article 203

      Reform Judaism

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

    • MJL Author Article 204

      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 205

      Nahman of Bratslav

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

    • MJL Author Article 206

      Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler

      Scholar in the Musar movement inspired Ponivezh Yeshivah.

    • MJL Author Article 207

      Heresy in Judaism

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

    • MJL Author Article 208

      Responsa

      Rabbinic responses to questions of Jewish law enrich the body of Halakhic literature.

    • MJL Author Article 209

      Hasidic Ideas

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


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