Rabbi Louis Jacobs, considered the founder of Conservative Judaism in Britain, died in London on Saturday morning. He was 85 years old. Originally an Orthodox rabbi, Jacobs was blocked from becoming the head of Jews’ College London because of his attempts to reconcile traditional Orthodox Judaism with modern biblical criticism.
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