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 240

      Rabbinic Synods

      Rabbinic conventions can--following specific guidelines--amend Jewish law.

    • MJL Author Article 241

      Solomon Schechter

      Solomon Schechter established his reputation as an important scholar in England and then solidified his place in Jewish history in his role as president of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York.

    • MJL Author Article 242

      Jewish Views on Christianity

      Theological attitudes toward Christianity have changed over time in response to social and political developments.

    • MJL Author Article 243

      Rationalism

      Can faith and reason coexist in Jewish thought?

    • MJL Author Article 244

      Dov Baer of Mezhirech

      This Hasidic thinker believed man should constantly be aware of God.

    • MJL Author Article 245

      Hillel

      The preeminent rabbi of first century Palestine.

    • MJL Author Article 246

      Martyrdom

      Judaism has a complex relationship with the ideal of martyrdom.

    • MJL Author Article 247

      Kosher Meat

      An introduction.

    • MJL Author Article 248

      Sabbatical Year (Shemitah) and Jubilee Year (Yovel)

      The Sabbatical Year and Jubilee Year provided for a period of both social equality and ecological recovery.

    • MJL Author Article 249

      The Great Assembly (Anshe Kenesset)

      A body of spiritual leaders of Judaism dating from the time of Moses.


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