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

      Sufism

      Sufi ideas found their way into Jewish mystical literature through Bahya Ibn Pakudah and the Kabbalist Isaac of Acre.

    • MJL Author Article 251

      Loving and Fearing God

      Should Jews feel one emotion over the other--or both equally?

    • MJL Author Article 252

      Ordination (Semihah)

      How does a rabbi become a rabbi?

    • MJL Author Article 253

      Cain and Abel

      Classic tale of brothers and murder.

    • MJL Author Article 254

      Heresy in Judaism

      Various movements within the religion have been viewed heretical by those who disagreed with them.

    • MJL Author Article 255

      Hasidic Ideas

      Though Hasidism is not a homogenous philosophy, there are certain ideas common to its many subgroups.

    • MJL Author Article 256

      Reward and Punishment

      A concept that accounts for suffering, but also contributes to the problem of its existence.

    • MJL Author Article 257

      Tefillin (Phylacteries)

      Tefillin are not amulets. They are reminders of God's laws.

    • MJL Author Article 258

      Sacrifice

      Since the destruction of the Temples, Jews have struggled with the enduring meaning and legacy of the sacrificial rites.

    • MJL Author Article 259

      The Tosafot

      The Tosafists--beginning with Rashi's family and students--continued the conversation with their glosses on the text of the Talmud.


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