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 20

      Vegetarianism and Kashrut

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

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      Reform Judaism

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

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      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.

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      Nahman of Bratslav

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

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      Cain and Abel

      Classic tale of brothers and murder.

    • MJL Author Article 25

      Heresy in Judaism

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

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      The Mamzer Problem

      Jewish children born from forbidden sexual relations pose ethical and communal challenges.

    • MJL Author Article 27

      Jewish Symbols

      Jewish literature is rife with allegory and metaphor.

    • MJL Author Article 28

      Hasidic Ideas

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

    • MJL Author Article 29

      Hunting in Judaism

      Eating meat is permitted. But is hunting for sport?


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