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

      Syncretism and Judaism

      Throughout history Jews have accepted some influences of outside religions and cultures, and rejected others.

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      Rabbi Akiba

      Early sage laid the foundation for Rabbinic Judaism.

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      Hermeneutics (Drash)

      A method for learning Torah, developed by the rabbis of the Talmud.

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      Moshe Feinstein

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      Karet

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

    • MJL Author Article 25

      Yom Kippur Katan

      A fast day associated with the new moon.

    • MJL Author Article 26

      Haskalah

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

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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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      Sefer Hasidim

      This medieval work describes the ideal life of the pious Jew.

    • MJL Author Article 29

      Volozhyn

      Home of the famous Yeshivah that operated day and night.


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