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 30

      Spinoza

      One of the most significant figures in the history of philosophy, Spinoza was excommunicated by the Jewish community.

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      Asceticism

      Practices depend on individual temperament and social conditions of the time.

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      Rabbi Zechariah Frankel

      Leader of the Wissenschaft and founder of Conservative Judaism.

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      Kiddush

      Sanctifying Sabbath and holidays, with special blessings over wine.

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      The Sukkah

      A temporary dwelling

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      The Red Heifer

      This purification ritual contains a puzzling paradox.

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      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.

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      Dreams & Dream Interpretation

      Good dreams, bad dreams--what could they all mean?

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      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.

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      Zaddik

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


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