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

      Orthodox Judaism

      An introduction to the roots and wings of Judaism's most traditional branch.

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      Song of Songs

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

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      The father of the children of Israel.

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      Electricity on Shabbat

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

    • MJL Author Article 214

      Judaism & Dogs

      Different Jewish views portray the animals as desired guards or evil demons.

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      Solomon Ibn Gabirol

      Jewish poet and philosopher (1020-1057).

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      God's Withdrawal

      Isaac Luria's theory of creation.

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      Biblical and Rabbinic Responses to Suffering

      Early Jewish writers were more concerned with the randomness of suffering than with its actual existence.

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      Joseph Caro

      Medieval lawyer and mystic

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

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