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Helping With Inquiries
Helping With Inquiries

Helping With Inquiries

An Autobiography



290 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $34.95 (US $34.95) (CA $46.95)

Publication Date: July 2022

ISBN 9781803710174

Rights: US, CA, AU & ZA

Vallentine Mitchell (Jul 2022)

Price: $34.95


This autobiography of one of the world's leading Jewish religious thinkers and teachers, and the central participant in the dramatic 'Jacobs affair,' begins with his early boyhood in a poor district of Manchester. The story covers his student life at Gateshead and London University, his trips overseas, and the showbiz world of Hollywood—all of which enhances the book's value as a historical source. For the first time, he provides an extended personal account of the 'Jacobs affair' of the 1960s, the bitter controversy over his theological writings which led to his being ostracised by many representatives of the Orthodox tradition from which he sprang.

Author Biography

Rabbi Louis Jacobs, CBE, was Rabbi of the New London Synagogue for more than thirty years and was Visiting Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Lancaster University. His books include We Have Reason to Believe (1957, fifth revised edition 2004), Jewish Values (1960), Principles of the Jewish Faith (1964), A Jewish Theology (1973), God, Torah, Israel (1990) and Jewish Preaching: Homilies and Sermons (2004).