Rabbi Jill Jacobs

Rabbi Jill Jacobs is the Executive Director of T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights and the author of "Where Justice Dwells: A Hands-On-Guide for Doing Social Justice in Your Jewish Community" and "There Shall Be No Needy: Pursuing Social Justice Through Jewish Law and Tradition."

Articles by Rabbi Jill Jacobs

I Was Redeemed From Egypt

Reenacting the Exodus in every generation

The Book of Esther’s Violent Ending

When an oppressed group massacres others.

Olam Katan

The human body as a microcosm of the world

Judaism and the Homeless

Jewish law demands that everyone have adequate and permanent housing.

Midrash Tanhuma

A compilation of aggadic (narrative) and halachic (legal) midrash

Rosh Hashanah Customs

How to celebrate the Jewish New Year at home.

Jewish Captives, Cruelty, & Compassion

Jewish law on the proper treatment of prisoners of war

Judaism At Home

The home is central to Jewish practice and values.

The Importance of the Community (Kehilla) in Judaism

The collective is an integral part of the Jewish experience.

Tale of Two Talmuds: Jerusalem and Babylonian

The two versions of the Talmud developed simultaneously in the two major Jewish communities of the rabbinic era.