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

      The Red Heifer

      This purification ritual contains a puzzling paradox.

    • MJL Author Article 21

      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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      Dreams & Dream Interpretation

      Good dreams, bad dreams--what could they all mean?

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      Beards, Sidelocks (Pe'ot), and Shaving

      All agree that there is no ban on shaving with an electric razor, but for many, beards have become a powerful symbol of Jewish manhood.

    • MJL Author Article 24

      Rabbi Akiba

      Early sage laid the foundation for Rabbinic Judaism.

    • MJL Author Article 25

      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.

    • MJL Author Article 27

      Yom Kippur Katan

      A fast day associated with the new moon.

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      Judaism on Prostitution

      Condemnation of harlotry existed throughout Jewish history, though there is evidence that the practice was known in every time period.

    • MJL Author Article 29

      Haskalah

      Be a Jew at home and a man on the street.


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