Published by the Assembly of Masorti Synagogues, with a foreword by Chaim Weiner, and introductions to each section by Jonathan Wittenberg. Click on the picture to start reading the book in a new tab.
Sefton Solomon, ‘Jacobs’ Third Way’
A dissertation submitted by Sefton Solomon in partial fulfilment of the degree of MA in Jewish History and Culture at the University of Southampton, 2015. Click on the picture to start reading the dissertation.
Elliot Dorff – Louis Jacobs’s Philosophy of Law
Originally published in Elliot Dorff, The Unfolding Tradition: Philosophies of Jewish Law (New York: Rabbinical Assembly, 2005), pp. 270-307; (second, revised edition, 2011), pp. 254-291. The editor would like to thank Prof. Rabbi Dorff for kindly authorizing the publication of this extract on our website. Rabbi Louis Jacobs is rabbi of the New London Synagogue in London,… Continue Reading ➨
Elliot Dorff – Intellectual Portrait of Louis Jacobs
Originally published in Steven T. Katz (ed.), Interpreters of Judaism in the Late Twentieth Century Washington, D.C., 1993), pp. 167-188. Louis Jacobs [1920- ] Elliot N. Dorff Synthesizing Tradition with Modernity Jews face modernity in a variety of ways. Some embrace it so tightly that they let go of any connection to the Jewish tradition. In… Continue Reading ➨
Student dissertation – ‘The Theology of Rabbi Louis Jacobs: a Controversy in British Judaism in the 1960s’
Undergraduate dissertation, presented by the author to the Department of Theology of the University of Britsol in 1987. The Theology of Rabbi. Louis Jacobs: a Controversy in British Judaism in the 1960s A Dissertation presented to the Department of Theology at the University of Bristol Biography Louis Jacobs was born in 1920 in Manchester, from… Continue Reading ➨
Byron L. Sherwin, ‘Man of Controversy, Scholar of Distinction’
Published in Judaism: A Quarterly Journal of Jewish Life and Thought, Vol. 28 No. 1 Winter Issue 1979. BYRON L. SHERWIN is associate professor of Jewish religious thought at Spertus College of Judaica, Chicago, Illinois. A solidly built man with penetrating eyes, an endearing charm and an entertaining wit, Louis Jacobs has made a major contribution… Continue Reading ➨