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 60

      Martyrdom

      Judaism has a complex relationship with the ideal of martyrdom.

    • MJL Author Article 61

      Rabbi Joshua

      This early Rabbi of the Mishnah regularly debated Rabbi Eliezer.

    • MJL Author Article 62

      Rabbinic Synods

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

    • MJL Author Article 63

      Hoshanah Rabbah

      The last day of Sukkot has its own rituals

    • MJL Author Article 64

      The Binding of Isaac

      The dramatic story of the binding of Isaac is central to Jewish liturgy and thought, and has perplexed many generations of commentators.

    • MJL Author Article 65

      Eulogy, or Hesped

      The eulogy delivered at the funeral honors the deceased by focusing on the person's achievements in life.

    • MJL Author Article 66

      Rabbenu Tam

      The grandson of Rashi and leader of medieval French Jewry.

    • MJL Author Article 67

      Dov Baer of Lubavitch

      Hasidic scholar wrote extensively on the mystical mind.

    • MJL Author Article 68

      Lekhah Dodi

      This hymn, sung to welcome the Sabbath, has mystical origins.

    • MJL Author Article 69

      Or Ha-Hayyim

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


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