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

      Hebrew: Its History and Centrality

      Hebrew has undergone many changes, but as the language of the sacred texts, it has always had a special place in Judaism.

    • MJL Author Article 81

      The Omer

      Counting the Days from Passover to Shavuot

    • MJL Author Article 82

      The Tetragrammaton

      The unpronounceable four-letter name of God

    • MJL Author Article 83

      Bimah

      Location of central platform caused controversy between Orthodox and Reform Jews.

    • MJL Author Article 84

      Rabbi Abraham Geiger

      Reform rabbi fought for movement's recognition as part of Jewish tradition.

    • MJL Author Article 85

      Maharal of Prague

      An original Jewish thinker, influential far beyond the golem he created.

    • MJL Author Article 86

      Syncretism and Judaism

      Throughout history Jews have accepted some influences of outside religions and cultures, and rejected others.

    • MJL Author Article 87

      Kol Nidrei

      The evening service of Yom Kippur is named after this declaration

    • MJL Author Article 88

      Hermeneutics (Drash)

      A method for learning Torah, developed by the rabbis of the Talmud.

    • MJL Author Article 89

      Franz Rosenzweig and the Founding of the Lehrhaus

      A review of the life, thought, and work of this influential 20th-century existentialist thinker and Jewish educator.


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