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 210

      Song of Songs

      The Rabbis taught: All the writings are holy, but the Song of Songs is the Holy of Holies.

    • MJL Author Article 211

      The Seder Structure and Experience

      An overview of preparing for the seder and the elements of a traditional seder.

    • MJL Author Article 212

      Electricity on Shabbat

      Why did the rabbis forbid electricity to be used on Shabbat? That wasn't in the Torah!

    • MJL Author Article 213

      The Theology of Chabad

      The problem of divine withdrawal inspires an alternate view of the universe.

    • MJL Author Article 214

      Hermann Cohen

      Neo-Kantianisne philosopher also stressed ethical monotheism.

    • MJL Author Article 215

      Repentance

      The High Holidays provide a special opportunity to repent.

    • MJL Author Article 216

      The Hafetz Hayyim

      One of the most influential Jewish religious figures of the twentieth century established his reputation first and foremost as an opponent of lashon hara, evil speech.

    • MJL Author Article 217

      Responsa

      Rabbinic responses to questions of Jewish law enrich the body of Halakhic literature.

    • MJL Author Article 218

      Reincarnation: The Transmigration of a Jewish Idea

      Though some Jewish thinkers vigorously rejected the notion of reincarnation, kabbalists embraced it enthusiastically.

    • MJL Author Article 219

      Herem

      Traditional ban separating a person from the rest of the community.


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