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 80

      Synagogue Architecture Requirements

      Jewish law may make no requirements or restrictions about architectural form, but one prominent 18th century rabbi issued a warning about copying the styles of the rich and famous.

    • MJL Author Article 81

      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 82

      Rabbi Akiba

      Early sage laid the foundation for Rabbinic Judaism.

    • MJL Author Article 83

      Hand Washing

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

    • MJL Author Article 84

      The Priestly Blessing

      The meaning and practice of this synagogue ritual.

    • MJL Author Article 85

      Yom Kippur Katan

      A fast day associated with the new moon.

    • MJL Author Article 86

      Ritba (Rabbi Yom Tov Ishbili)

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

    • MJL Author Article 87

      Haskalah

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

    • MJL Author Article 88

      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 89

      Volozhyn

      Home of the famous Yeshivah that operated day and night.


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