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 40

      Rabbi Eliezer

      Few facts are known about this teacher of Rabbi Akiba.

    • MJL Author Article 41

      The Priestly Blessing

      The meaning and practice of this synagogue ritual.

    • MJL Author Article 42

      Humility in Judaism

      Being humble is one of the key traits that Judaism values.

    • MJL Author Article 43

      Ritba (Rabbi Yom Tov Ishbili)

      Ritba's chief fame rests on his commentaries to the Talmud.

    • MJL Author Article 44

      Vegetarianism and Kashrut

      Moral and theological implications of vegetarianism can be seen as a challenge to the rabbinic tradition.

    • MJL Author Article 45

      Reform Judaism

      An examination of the origins and early development of Reform Judaism in Germany and the United States.

    • MJL Author Article 46

      Divine Providence

      According to some thinkers, God only watches over people in a general way; according to others, divine providence extends to the minute details of life.

    • MJL Author Article 47

      Nahman of Bratslav

      Hasidic master whose disciples refuse to appoint a successor--even two centuries after his death.

    • MJL Author Article 48

      Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler

      Scholar in the Musar movement inspired Ponivezh Yeshivah.

    • MJL Author Article 49

      Tithing

      The Rabbis developed an elaborate system of tithing produce, mostly to provide livelihood for priests and Levites.


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