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 50

      Beards, Sidelocks (Pe'ot), and Shaving

      All agree that there is no ban on shaving with an electric razor, but for many, beards have become a powerful symbol of Jewish manhood.

    • MJL Author Article 51

      Volozhyn

      Home of the famous Yeshivah that operated day and night.

    • MJL Author Article 52

      Vilna Gaon

      Renowned scholar led non-Hasidic Jewish world into modernity.

    • MJL Author Article 53

      Hand Washing

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

    • MJL Author Article 54

      Yom Kippur Katan

      A fast day associated with the new moon.

    • MJL Author Article 55

      Rav and Samuel

      Early Amoraim engaged in respectful debate.

    • MJL Author Article 56

      Haskalah

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

    • MJL Author Article 57

      Golems

      Making Men of Clay: Can imitating God extend to the creative realm?

    • MJL Author Article 58

      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.

    • MJL Author Article 59

      The Angel of Death

      This concept is a creation of rabbinic literature.


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