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Reading Louis Jacobs

Josh Cohen

04/03/2007 10:30 am
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Rabbi Louis Jacobs was Anglo-Jewry’s greatest scholar. To mark his passing, a structured reading scheme has been set up in London, Chicago, Jerusalem and on-line at www.readingrabbijacobs.org.

This was a unique session which allowed participants to study and discuss Rabbi Jacob’s works with a range of scholars. The text used for this Jewish Book Week meeting was be God, Torah, Israel – Tradition without Fundamentalism, in which Rabbi Jacobs distils his approach in an accessible yet profound manner.

Josh Cohen


Josh Cohen is a psychoanalyst in private practice, and Professor of Modern Literary Theory at Goldsmiths University of London. He is the author of numerous books and articles on modern literature, psychoanalysis and cultural theory. His books include Not Working, How to Read Freud and The Private Life. He lives in London.