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

      The Law of the Parapet

      Extra precautions for safe home construction.

    • MJL Author Article 211

      Kedushah

      Sanctifying God's name, like the angels.

    • MJL Author Article 212

      Israel Zangwill

      Writer expressed the struggles of a modern Jew trying to straddle two worlds.

    • MJL Author Article 213

      Slander

      Jewish law's response to slander over the ages moved from strong disapproval to imposing real communal consequences.

    • MJL Author Article 214

      Respect in the Synagogue

      Rabbinic restrictions on behavior in the synagogue reveal continuing tension between ordinary Jews' sense of being at home and at ease there, and the desire of rabbis to set it apart as a sacred place.

    • MJL Author Article 215

      The Editing of the Talmud

      How the sages' debates across many generations became the monumental works known as the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds

    • MJL Author Article 216

      The Tabernacle

      A makeshift sanctuary in the wilderness.

    • MJL Author Article 217

      Rabbi Eliezer

      Few facts are known about this teacher of Rabbi Akiba.

    • MJL Author Article 218

      Nahmanides (Ramban)

      This Spanish Bible commentator earned a place alongside Rashi.

    • MJL Author Article 219

      Judaism on Cremation

      An evaluation of the arguments for and against.


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