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 250

      Aristotle and Judaism

      Maimonides reconciles views of the Greek philosopher with Judaism.

    • MJL Author Article 251

      The Musar Movement

      A move to introduce more study of piety into the Lithuanian Yeshivah curriculum.

    • MJL Author Article 252

      Jacob Frank and his Followers

      Frankist sect combined Kabbalistic, Shabbatean, and Christian beliefs.

    • MJL Author Article 253

      Tithing

      The Rabbis developed an elaborate system of tithing produce, mostly to provide livelihood for priests and Levites.

    • MJL Author Article 254

      Kohanim--Jewish 'Priests'

      Descendents of Aaron the priest enjoy special privileges.

    • MJL Author Article 255

      Classical Understandings of Mitzvot and their Reasons

      The rabbinic sages and later philosophers and mystics offered many ways to categorize the mitzvot and explain their significance.

    • MJL Author Article 256

      Ecclesiastes (Kohelet)

      A biblical book with a message for Sukkot.

    • MJL Author Article 257

      Ecclesiastes

      Despite the cynical tone of Ecclesiastes, it has been given a place of joy and honor in the Jewish cycle of readings.

    • MJL Author Article 258

      The Get, or Bill of Divorce

      The get is the bill of divorce that the husband gives to the wife to release her from the marriage.

    • MJL Author Article 259

      Angels

      Messengers of God who appear in traditional texts--but discomfort some Jewish thinkers.


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