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

      Jacob ben Asher

      The author of the Arbaah Turim set the scene for the publication of Karo's Shulhan Arukh.

    • MJL Author Article 251

      Rabbinic Synods

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

    • MJL Author Article 252

      The Sukkah

      A temporary dwelling

    • MJL Author Article 253

      Jeremiah: Prophet of Judgment and of Hope

      Jeremiah's tragic message is conveyed by both his prophecies and account of Jerusalem's destruction, but he also gives his people hope.

    • MJL Author Article 254

      Idolatry: The Ultimate Betrayal of God

      From the worship of statues to--some would say--the absolute veneration of political movements, Judaism forbids idolatry in all its forms.

    • MJL Author Article 255

      Zaddik

      A Hasidic spiritual leader believed to maintain a channel to God.

    • MJL Author Article 256

      Judaism & Dogs

      Different Jewish views portray the animals as desired guards or evil demons.

    • MJL Author Article 257

      Lekhah Dodi

      This hymn, sung to welcome the Sabbath, has mystical origins.

    • MJL Author Article 258

      Solomon Ibn Gabirol

      Jewish poet and philosopher (1020-1057).

    • MJL Author Article 259

      Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai

      According to the traditional view, this second century sage of the Mishnah also authored the Zohar.


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