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Jacobs, Louis

Overview
Works: 78 works in 580 publications in 3 languages and 14,545 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Reference works  History  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Bibliography  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Translator, Other, Adapter
Classifications: BM50, 296.03
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Most widely held works about Louis Jacobs
 
Most widely held works by Louis Jacobs
The Jewish religion : a companion by Louis Jacobs( Book )

14 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Judaism differ? Is caviar kosher? Who was Maimonides? What is current Jewish thought on Jesus, sex, abortion, feminism, and capital punishment? Spanning from biblical times to the present, The Jewish Religion offers a goldmine of information on Jewish belief and practice, wisdom and culture, history and tradition. Sweeping in scope and based on impeccable scholarship, this volume's 750 alphabetical entries range from Aaron to Zweifel to illuminate virtually every facet of the Jewish heritage. For example, the book explains Halakhah and Aggadah, the legal and non-legal sides of Jewish thought; traces the development of the Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Movements; discusses Haskalah (the Jewish Enlightenment) and Hasidism; and explores the differences between the Spanish traditions of the Sephardim and the German traditions of the Ashkenazim. It examines the great philosophical questions underlying the Jewish faith; carefully examines Zionism, with its tension between religion and nationalism and its profound implications for the present and the future of Israel; and serves as a marvelous companion to Jewish religious and philosophical literature. Readers will find entries on all the books of the Old Testament--with compelling descriptions of the patriarchs, prophets, and law givers--on the oral and written Torah, on the Jerusalem and Babylonian Talmud, and on the Kabbalah. Jacobs examines all the great Jewish thinkers--from Rashi, Akiba, and Judah the Prince, to Maimonides, Spinoza, and Martin Buber--and he describes the thought of the Baal Shem Tov, founder of Hasidism, Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, father of the Reform movement, and Theodore Herzl, the originator of modern Zionism. Finally, the book is filled with information on popular customs, rituals, and religious services, covering all the major holidays, providing guidance on prayer and liturgy, and explaining the dietary laws in detail. It even offers step-by-step instructions for conducting the Passover Seder, preparing matzah, kindling the Hannukah lights, building a sukkah, and much, much more. Here then is a matchless guide to Jewish religion, history, culture, and thought and a valuable repository of knowledge for both Jews and non-Jews alike
Hasidic prayer by Louis Jacobs( Book )

33 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in English and German and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... Both as a scholar looking in from the outside, and as a Rabbi aware of the yearnings of faith. the new introduction is valuable in pointing to the most recent scholarship which also emphasizes women in Hasidic life, and the
Principles of the Jewish faith, an analytical study by Louis Jacobs( Book )

26 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All the fundamental tenets of Judaism as expressed in the Thirteen Principles of Faith laid down by Maimonides are subjected to a brilliant, courageous interpretation--a major work
What does Judaism say about ...? by Louis Jacobs( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Talmudic argument : a study in Talmudic reasoning and methodology by Louis Jacobs( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, the only one in English that can serve as a textbook for beginners and more advanced students of the Babylonian Talmud, examines in detail a number of typical lengthy passages with a view to showing how Talmudic reasoning operates and how the Talmud was compiled by its final editors. The book serves as an introduction to the nature of this fascinating work on which the Jewish mind has been intellectually stimulated and nourished for over 1500 years. Original insights into the Talmudic debates are provided for the consideration of Talmudic experts but the work is intended chiefly as a guide to students who wish to obtain a more than superficial idea of what the Talmud really is about
A Jewish theology by Louis Jacobs( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish mystical testimonies by Louis Jacobs( Book )

19 editions published between 1976 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tree of life : diversity, flexibility, and creativity in Jewish law by Louis Jacobs( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Louis Jacobs's call, in the last chapter, for a non-fundamentalist approach to halakhah was a cause of controversy both when the book was first published in 1984 and subsequently. The new introduction written for this edition responds robustly to the criticisms raised, and also summarizes new developments, both halakhic and scholarly, in the various areas covered."--Jacket
Theology in the Responsa by Louis Jacobs( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We have reason to believe : some aspects of Jewish theology examined in the light of modern thought by Louis Jacobs( Book )

32 editions published between 1957 and 2004 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and the individual : a Jewish perspective by Louis Jacobs( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of this study is to demonstrate that, for all the admitted emphasis on peoplehood in the Jewish religious tradition, there are equally strong individualistic tendencies within Judaism which should not be confined to the sidelines. Dr Jacobs maintains that - in any balanced view of Judaism - it needs to be shown that what the individual does with his life has eternal significance for that same individual, not only for the Jewish people as a whole. Through a careful analysis of the primary texts, Jacobs conducts a thorough survey of some of the most important instances where the individual is discussed in the Jewish religious tradition. In so doing, his aim is not to elevate individualism at the expense of the Jewish community, but rather to show that Judaism pivots centrally neither on the people nor on the individual, but rests, rather, on both: his contention, finally, is that each needs to be taken equally into account if a balanced opinion of both is to be formed
Structure and form in the Babylonian Talmud by Louis Jacobs( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book attempts to uncover the basic form and structure of the Babylonian Talmud, which is a centrally important text in Jewish studies. The contribution made by Dr Jacobs to the study of the Talmud consists in his presentation of the literary principles employed in its composition, and he here presents a clear survey indicating the manner in which earlier material was reworked in order to make each component, or sugya, into a carefully structured and self-consistent unit. Jacobs compares the editors' methods in this regard with the manner in which Shakespeare converted the variety of chronicles and source material available to him into a much more dramatic literary form, which - while preserving the kernel of the story - completely transformed its character and impact. Dr Jacobs' study constitutes an excellent introduction to the Babylonian Talmud and to the nature of rabbinic thinking
Jewish biblical exegesis by Louis Jacobs( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concise companion to the Jewish religion by Louis Jacobs( Book )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This highly readable guide to Judaism contains a wealth of information on every aspect of Jewish belief and practice, both ancient and modern. From Maimonides to Methuselah, Kabbalah to Kibbutz, Louis Jacobs provides an invaluable source of information for anyone wanting to learn more about the rich and diverse heritage of the Jewish religion." "Entries range from personalities in the Bible to present-day Jewish thinkers and writers; and it includes customs, traditions, and Jewish ideas on subjects as diverse as dance, vegetarianism, and eternity."--Jacket
A Traditional quest : essays in honor of Louis Jacobs by Dan Cohn-Sherbok( Book )

11 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Jacobs has made a formidable contribution to Jewish scholarship over the last 40 years. In addition he has inspired a generation of students of Judaica as well as members of his own congregation at the New London Synagogue. The contributors to this volume in his honour include a wide range of distinguished scholars. Beginning with Jacob Neusner''s essay on the transformation of the Dual Torah in the first four centuries CE, the volume ranges over a variety of topics in the field of Bible, Talmud, history and theology, mirroring the wide range of Louis Jacobs'' own interests. In addition
Faith by Louis Jacobs( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish law by Louis Jacobs( Book )

6 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish values by Louis Jacobs( Book )

13 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does it mean to trust in God? How can man love God? If timidity is unwholesome, why does Scripture speak of the fear of God? When should a lie be told? What ought to be our attitude to warfare? Of what relevance is the ideal of holiness to men and women of this age? How can pride be conquered? Can a man love his neighbor as himself? In Jewish Values, these and many other ethical and religious questions are considered in the light of Jewish teachings. It is the author's thesis that a gap exists between traditional views as presented in the classic sources of Judaism and their application in the lives of our contemporaries, but he is convinced that this gap can be bridged. This book is a contribution to the building of such a bridge or, at least, as the author suggests, it is a surveyor's plan of part of the work to be done
On ecstasy : a tract by Dov Baer Schneersohn( Book )

16 editions published between 1963 and 2006 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God, Torah, Israel : traditionalism without fundamentalism by Louis Jacobs( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and French and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Jewish religion : a companion
Alternative Names
G'aiḳobs, Luʼi

G'eiḳobs, Luʼi

G'eikobs, Lû'î 1920-2006

Jacob, Louis 1920-2006

Louis Jacobs Brits theoloog (1920-2006)

Louis Jacobs teologo e rabbino britannico

ג׳ייקובס, לואי

לואיס ג'ייקובס

لويس جاكوبس

ルイス・ジェイコブズ

Languages
English (319)

French (3)

German (2)

Covers
Hasidic prayerThe Talmudic argument : a study in Talmudic reasoning and methodologyA Jewish theologyA tree of life : diversity, flexibility, and creativity in Jewish lawTheology in the ResponsaWe have reason to believe : some aspects of Jewish theology examined in the light of modern thoughtReligion and the individual : a Jewish perspectiveStructure and form in the Babylonian Talmud