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.


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      Karet

      What does it mean to be 'cut off' from the Jewish people?

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      Literature of and on Hasidism

      The Hasidim wrote and told stories about their leaders.

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      Jewish Attitudes to Pride

      Judaism frowns on excessive pride--but how much is too much?

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      Synagogue Architecture Requirements

      Jewish law may make no requirements or restrictions about architectural form, but one prominent 18th century rabbi issued a warning about copying the styles of the rich and famous.

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      Tobacco

      Jewish authorities have much to say about using, and abusing, this substance.

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      Halakhah: Sources and Development

      From biblical law, through classic rabbinic debate and medieval law codes, and continuing in the modern period, Jewish law has undergone constant development.

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      Volozhyn

      Home of the famous Yeshivah that operated day and night.

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      Vilna Gaon

      Renowned scholar led non-Hasidic Jewish world into modernity.

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      Hand Washing

      Jewish custom now normally associated with meals started with Temple purity.

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      Yom Kippur Katan

      A fast day associated with the new moon.


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