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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      Sacrifice

      Since the destruction of the Temples, Jews have struggled with the enduring meaning and legacy of the sacrificial rites.

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      Solomon Schechter

      Solomon Schechter established his reputation as an important scholar in England and then solidified his place in Jewish history in his role as president of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York.

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      Bat Kol - A Divine Voice

      The lowest level of prophecy, but a mighty powerful voice.

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      Jewish Views on Christianity

      Theological attitudes toward Christianity have changed over time in response to social and political developments.

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      Rationalism

      Can faith and reason coexist in Jewish thought?

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      High Priest

      Head of all priests had special rights and privileges.

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      Jewish Opposition to Circumcision: A Brief History

      While Jewish critics have arisen in modern times, brit milah is still widely practiced.

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      Jewish Views on Miracles

      To what extent should Jews believe that miracles occurred in the past and continue to occur today?

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      Sabbatical Year (Shemitah) and Jubilee Year (Yovel)

      The Sabbatical Year and Jubilee Year provided for a period of both social equality and ecological recovery.

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      Jewish Amulets

      Belief in the power of amulets persisted widely among Jews for many centuries, and still exists in some communities today.


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