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

      Or Ha-Hayyim

      Hayyim Ibn Atar was most famous for his Bible commentary with a mystical bent.

    • MJL Author Article 31

      Kosher Animals

      Mammals, birds, fish, and even some locusts are kosher only if they meet the exacting criteria set out in the Bible and rabbinic law.

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      Panentheism and Judaism

      Jews have flirted with the doctrine that all creation is embraced in God.

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      Rabbinic Synods

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

    • MJL Author Article 34

      The Haggadah

      A brief overview of the book that serves as guide, script, and liturgy of the Passover seder.

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      Heinrich Graetz

      A historian of Judaism with a deep faith in tradition.

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      Cherubim

      Winged creatures associated with the Ark puzzled Jewish scholars.

    • MJL Author Article 37

      Holy Sparks

      A kabbalistic concept of the light found in all creation.

    • MJL Author Article 38

      The Brit Milah (Bris) Ceremony

      The basics of this ceremony for an eight-day-old Jewish boy

    • MJL Author Article 39

      Martyrdom

      Judaism has a complex relationship with the ideal of martyrdom.


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