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 220

      Or Ha-Hayyim

      Hayyim Ibn Atar was most famous for his Bible commentary with a mystical bent.

    • MJL Author Article 221

      Kosher Animals

      Mammals, birds, fish, and even some locusts are kosher only if they meet the exacting criteria set out in the Bible and rabbinic law.

    • MJL Author Article 222

      Business Competition in Judaism

      What is unfair competition in business? There are many Jewish answers.

    • MJL Author Article 223

      Eulogy, or Hesped

      The eulogy delivered at the funeral honors the deceased by focusing on the person's achievements in life.

    • MJL Author Article 224

      Cherubim

      Winged creatures associated with the Ark puzzled Jewish scholars.

    • MJL Author Article 225

      Tzitzit

      Fringes for four-cornered garments.

    • MJL Author Article 226

      Holy Sparks

      A kabbalistic concept of the light found in all creation.

    • MJL Author Article 227

      The Brit Milah (Bris) Ceremony

      The basics of this ceremony for an eight-day-old Jewish boy

    • MJL Author Article 228

      Ecological Concerns in Rabbinic Literature

      The ancient rabbinic sages did not see degradation of the natural environment as a systemic problem: but we can learn from their legislation addressing the more local environmental issues of which they were aware.

    • MJL Author Article 229

      The Haggadah

      A brief overview of the book that serves as guide, script, and liturgy of the Passover seder.


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