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

      Birthdays and Judaism

      Celebration was not always encouraged, but certain ages carry special meanings.

    • MJL Author Article 221

      Rabban Gamaliel

      Many rabbis of the same name served as Nasi or Prince.

    • MJL Author Article 222

      Responsa

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

    • MJL Author Article 223

      Rabbi Judah the Prince

      Editor of the Mishnah.

    • MJL Author Article 224

      Israel Zangwill

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

    • MJL Author Article 225

      The Zohar's Influence

      Few post-talmudic works have been as revered as the Zohar, the mystical commentary on the Torah.

    • MJL Author Article 226

      The Book of Psalms

      Traditional & modern views of the Book of Psalms, and the role of Psalms in Jewish liturgy

    • MJL Author Article 227

      How to Be a Host, How to Be a Guest

      Jewish ethical literature provides practical, down-to-earth guidelines on how to behave towards one's guests and towards one's hosts.

    • MJL Author Article 228

      Isaac Abravanel

      Medieval Bible commentator was influenced by personal experience.

    • MJL Author Article 229

      Faith Healing

      Curing with supernatural powers is viewed with skepticism in Judaism.


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