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Louis Jacobs was born on 17 July, 1920 in Manchester, England, is a writer. Discover Louis Jacobs’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 86 years old?

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Age 86 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born 17 July 1920
Birthday 17 July
Birthplace Manchester, England
Date of death 1 July 2006 (aged 85) – London, England London, England
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Nationality United Kingdom

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Jacobs died on 1 July 2006 and is buried at Western Cemetery (Cheshunt) alongside his wife Sophie (Shulamit) (1921–2005).


In December 2005, a poll by The Jewish Chronicle of its subscribers, in which 2,000 readers made their nominations, voted Jacobs the “greatest British Jew” in the community’s 350-year history in England. Jacobs commented “I feel greatly honoured – and rather daft.” Nevertheless, reports that Louis Jacobs had been nominated greatest British Jew received wide press coverage in Britain.


The defecting congregation purchased the old St John’s Wood synagogue building, and installed Jacobs as its rabbi – a post which he held until 2001 and to which he returned in 2005. This congregation, The New London Synagogue, became the “parent” of the Masorti movement in the United Kingdom, which now numbers several congregations.


Since the founding of the New London Synagogue, Jacobs and the Masorti movement were subject to hostility from Orthodox British Jewish institutions. On his 83rd birthday, in the Bournemouth United Synagogue on the sabbath before his granddaughter’s wedding, Jacobs was not provided the honour of an aliyah customarily given to the father of the bride, which gave rise to heated correspondence in the Jewish press including accusations of pettiness and vindictiveness. The Chief Rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sacks, and the head of the London Beth Din, Dayan Chanoch Ehrentreu, responded that, because of what they considered to be Jacobs’s heretical beliefs, “they believed that had Jacobs uttered the words ‘Our God […] who gave us the Torah of truth […] ‘, he would have made a false statement”.


Public interest in Dr. Jacobs’s differences with the Anglo-Jewish establishment is also demonstrated by the television interview of Dr. Jacobs of 1966 conducted by Bernard Levin.


It had been widely assumed that after Epstein’s retirement as principal of Jews’ College he would be succeeded by Jacobs. When this assumption was translated into a definite invitation by the College’s Board of Trustees in 1961, the then Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, Israel Brodie, interdicted the appointment “because of his [Jacobs’s] published views”. This was a reference to We Have Reason to Believe.


Jacobs became Moral Tutor at Jews’ College, London, where he taught Talmud and homiletics during the last years of Rabbi Dr Isidore Epstein’s tenure as principal. By this time, Jacobs had drifted away from the strictly traditional approach to Jewish theology that had marked his formative years. Instead he struggled to find a synthesis that would accommodate Orthodox Jewish theology and modern day higher biblical criticism. Jacobs was especially concerned with how to reconcile modern day Orthodox Jewish faith with the Documentary Hypothesis. His ideas about the subject were outlined in the book, We Have Reason to Believe, which was published in 1957. The work was originally written to record the essence of discussions held on its title’s subject at weekly classes given by Jacobs at the New West End Synagogue and resulted at the time in some mild criticism but not in any major censure.


Louis Jacobs CBE (17 July 1920 – 1 July 2006) was a leading writer and theologian. He was the rabbi of the New London Synagogue in the United Kingdom. He was also the focus in the early 1960s of what became known as “The Jacobs Affair” in the British Jewish community.

Jacobs was born on 17 July 1920 in Manchester. He studied at Manchester Yeshiva, and later at the kolel in Gateshead. His teachers included leading Rabbi Eliyahu Dessler. Jacobs was ordained as a rabbi at Manchester Yeshiva. Later in his career, he studied at University College London where he gained his PhD on the topic of The Business Life of the Jews in Babylon, 200–500 CE. Jacobs was appointed rabbi at Manchester Central Synagogue in 1948. In 1954 he was appointed to the New West End Synagogue in London.