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.


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      Samuel David Luzzatto (Shadal)

      Though religiously observant, this Bible commentator was not averse to textual criticism.

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      Yom Kippur Katan

      A fast day associated with the new moon.

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      Sacrifice

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

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      Haskalah

      Be a Jew at home and a man on the street.

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      Bat Kol - A Divine Voice

      The lowest level of prophecy, but a mighty powerful voice.

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      Halakhah: Sources and Development

      From biblical law, through classic rabbinic debate and medieval law codes, and continuing in the modern period, Jewish law has undergone constant development.

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      Volozhyn

      Home of the famous Yeshivah that operated day and night.

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      Vilna Gaon

      Renowned scholar led non-Hasidic Jewish world into modernity.

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      Hand Washing

      Jewish custom now normally associated with meals started with Temple purity.

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      Nachman Krochmal: A Guide for the Perplexed of His Era

      Nachman Krochmal pioneered the idea of historical-critical study of Judaism in the Austro-Hungarian province of Galicia


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