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

      The Editing of the Talmud

      How the sages' debates across many generations became the monumental works known as the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds

    • MJL Author Article 61

      Do Jews Believe in Demons?

      Though the idea of demons raises concerns about divine providence, belief in demons developed among some Jews throughout history.

    • MJL Author Article 62

      Amen

      Word found at the end of prayers has a long, complex history.

    • MJL Author Article 63

      Noah's Flood

      Story, whether factual or not, finds similarities in Babylonian myth.

    • MJL Author Article 64

      Kedushah

      Sanctifying God's name, like the angels.

    • MJL Author Article 65

      Slander

      Jewish law's response to slander over the ages moved from strong disapproval to imposing real communal consequences.

    • MJL Author Article 66

      Haskalah in Russia and Galicia

      The development and expansion of the Jewish Enlightenment.

    • MJL Author Article 67

      The Priestly Blessing

      The meaning and practice of this synagogue ritual.

    • MJL Author Article 68

      Saadiah Gaon

      An introduction to the life and work of a medieval spiritual leader.

    • MJL Author Article 69

      Ritba (Rabbi Yom Tov Ishbili)

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


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