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

      Martin Buber

      The creation of a Jewish existentialism--and a Jewish state.

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      Jewish Customs

      Minhagim have become incorporated into daily practice, like law.

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      Even after the Temple's destruction, Levites enjoy some unique ritual privileges.

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      Samuel Holdheim

      Reform leader saw halakhah no longer as binding according to Judaism itself.

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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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      Attitudes toward Repentance

      Jewish thinking tries to strike a balance between responsibility and forgiveness.

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

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      Jewish Denominations: Emergence and Growth

      Modernization and its discontents.

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      Jewish Resurrection of the Dead

      When and how will the dead will be resurrected? The debate is old, but it has not been entirely resolved.

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      Abraham Ibn Ezra

      A master Torah commentator who foreshadowed biblical criticism

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