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

      Tannaim & Amoraim

      The great sages of the Mishnah and Talmud.

    • MJL Author Article 51

      Usury and Moneylending in Judaism

      Jewish law, rooted in biblical protections for the needy, forbids a Jewish creditor from profiting in any way from lending to another Jew.

    • MJL Author Article 52

      The Ketubah, or Marriage Contract

      The ketubah is an ancient contract delineating the obligations of the husband to his wife.

    • MJL Author Article 53

      Moses Sofer

      Hungarian rabbi who fought against the influence of Reform.

    • MJL Author Article 54

      Jewish Ecstasy

      Accounts of intense encounters with God rare in Judaism.

    • MJL Author Article 55

      Fanaticism in Judaism

      Scholars warned: "Be not righteous overmuch."

    • MJL Author Article 56

      The Masoretic Text

      The traditional--sometimes imperfect--Jewish version of the Torah text.

    • MJL Author Article 57

      Need for Tzedakah

      Rabbinic sources, both ancient and modern, suggest that tzedakah plays an important role in the spiritual life of the donor.

    • MJL Author Article 58

      Song of Songs

      The Rabbis taught: All the writings are holy, but the Song of Songs is the Holy of Holies.

    • MJL Author Article 59

      Leopold Zunz

      A Pioneer of Jewish Studies with an agenda.


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